CitiBike NYC Opens Memorial Day 2013

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From ABC News: “New York City’s long-awaited and much-hyped bicycle-sharing program is finally set to begin.”

“Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan will christen the beginning of bike-sharing at a docking station near the Brooklyn Bridge Monday morning. The privately funded Citi Bike bike-share program will launch with 6,000 bikes at 330 docking stations in Manhattan and parts of Brooklyn. Officials hope to expand to 10,000 bikes and 600 docking stations in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens.”

The “privately funded” bit is fairly easy to decipher when one takes a gander at the logo, prominently featured (natch) on the CitiBike website. Yep, CitiBank is the sponsor, and everything is blue.

Go read all about it, become a member, activate your key, and put your name on one of those 6,000 bikes. Get some exercise, see the city, and take back some of those late fees you’ve paid to Citi (and the city) over the years.

Be wary. The terms of service are about as transparent terrifying as the ones you religiously scour routinely ignore on the bottom 15th page of your monthly Citi credit card statement.

Happy Memorial Day, everybody. Be careful out there.