6 Responses

  1. Jayson
    Jayson 1 July 2013 at 11:00 am |

    It’s New York – of course their will be whiners.

    The system down here in Nashville has taken-off quite nicely, though less complaints.

    Go figure.

  2. Carl
    Carl 1 July 2013 at 11:09 am |

    They have been doing this in Paris for several years, i really enjoy using it there. Also tried it last year in DC, so glad to see NYC doing this.

    It may take them some time to get the equilibrium sorted out in terms of what stations need more bikes than others, that seems to happen in each roll out of this type of program.

  3. Mike
    Mike 1 July 2013 at 11:10 am |

    A problem that my friend, who signed up for an annual membership, reported is that the station closest to her apartment is broken much of the time. The station won’t engage the lock of the bike and you have to call a customer service line and wait for them to send someone out to get the bike. You obviously can’t leave it there because you’ll get charged if it’s stolen on your watch. She’s been dealing with this broken station since the programs inception, too. Hope they fix it.

  4. Joey
    Joey 1 July 2013 at 2:06 pm |

    I use the CitiBike program here in NYC as well and love it. I live near the UN and work downtown by Wall Street so nowadays I just cycle along the east side greenway (no traffic lights and not as busy as the west side) and takes me roughly 30 minutes at a leisurely pace to get to work (once I did it in 23 mins but I was sweating way too much.)
    My goal is to try not to use the subway for a month and just use citibike to get to wherever I need to go to make that $95/year membership well worth it.

  5. WeddingSpend
    WeddingSpend 2 July 2013 at 11:31 pm |

    It’s $95 but I believe you get $15 off if you use a Citi credit/debit card, which almost any reader should have.

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