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Welcome to the Future

May 27, 2013

Yesterday, my daughter got her first glimpse of the “blue bikes.”  To her, scenes like this will be part of what it means to grow up in a city, and she wasn’t the only person I saw taking in this new addition to the streetscape with a sense of wonder, curiosity, and excitement.  I actually saw someone park the bike lane on Dean Street, get out of his car, walk over to the kiosk, and say out loud, “Damn, that’s cool.”  When we spoke briefly, he said he was going to go home and sign up online.

Congratulations to the Bloomberg Administration, the Department of Transportation, Alta, Citi Bike, and all of the tireless advocates who worked so hard to bring today to fruition.

Enjoy your first day in a bicycle-sharing city!

  1. Gene Aronowitz permalink
    May 27, 2013 7:32 am

    This is a striking achievement. Yes, congratulations all around.

  2. May 27, 2013 8:24 am

    I’ve been talking with Dalia about it (my 2 and a half year old daughter). Last night, driving back from a friend’s house, we saw bike share stations filled with bikes. I said, “Look at the bike share bikes!” and DJ responded, “I really love bike share!” and “Yay! Bike share!” Like Mr. Brooklyn Spoke I have been spreading the message to the next generaton.

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