Citi Bikes land in New York: what to expect from the long-awaited scheme | World news | guardian.co.uk
They have arrived! Glowing in Citbank blue, hundreds of Bloomberg Bikes emerged from nowhere onto the streets of New York in the early hours of Friday, greeted with a combination of curiosity, puzzlement, and not a little suspicion.
Which is hardly surprising, as it’s not been plain cycling so far. Residents of the West Village think the docking stations will destroy the area’s historic character. In Brooklyn, treasured parking spots have been usurped. Tabloid columnists fear the city’s streets will be littered with the bodies of mown-down cyclists. And the whole scheme was delayed for months because of various technical problems.