New York is a tough crowd. Brad Pitt sighting at Dean and Deluca? Big deal. Mick Jagger eating dinner across from you? No one bats an eye. But today on my way to work, I caused quite a stir. Jaded New Yorkers stopped in their tracks on the sidewalks and stared at me. A couple of guys gave me a thumbs up and a few people even cheered. All because of my new electric blue ride courtesy of NYC’s new bike share program.
Launched this week, Citi Bike is based on programs already in place in Europe, and so far, I’d say it’s a rousing success. Someday we’ll be cruising on our boat in the tropics, but until then I’m still a commuter looking for a convenient way to get to work and bike sharing has cut my travel time down by 15 minutes each way. Plus at $95 for an annual membership, that means more money in the cruising kitty!