Out for a Spin: The First Riders Hit the City Streets as Bike Sharing Begins

At Global Green USA, a national environmental organization, we are working to launch and promote bike share systems in Southern California, and were pleased to read about New York’s new bike sharing initiative. A successful bike share program must serve all people who visit, work in or live in the city, including low-income and disadvantaged populations. We are encouraged to see that the Citibike program is expanding its service territory, and we hope this is paired with efforts to make the system more affordable for low-income residents and more accessible for those who do not have credit cards. There are many benefits that result from biking, and we hope that everyone is given the chance to enjoy them.