Next Week: Bike Share Exhibition
The Center for Architecture is hosting an exhibit, “Two Wheel Transit: NYC Bike Share,” that will set the ball rolling as the city gears up for what promises to be a very exciting summer. The exhibit kicks off with a conversation between Janette Sadik-Khan and Alta’s Alison Cohen on Wednesday, January 11 from 6 – 8 PM.
Starting in summer 2012, New York City will have a two wheel transit system! You will be able to pick up a public bike at any of hundreds of conveniently located self-service sharing stations, and drop it off at any dock when you’re done. The bike share program provides an easy way of making short, one-way trips; from your apartment to the subway, from your office to lunch, from dinner to a movie. Similar systems are thriving in London, Mexico City, Paris, Washington, DC, Montreal, Tel Aviv, Berlin, Taipei and dozens of other cities worldwide. For many people, cycling has become a logical extension of transit, connecting hard-to-get-to neighborhoods with existing services and changing how people move about the city.
This exhibition is designed to explain the bike share system, how it will work in New York City and how you can help shape the program by suggesting bike share locations. http://www.nyc.gov/bikeshare
Rumor has it that the picture I took of a Barclays bike on the PPW bike lane will be included in the exhibition. See you there!