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May 2013

How to Stop Traffic on Your Commute

May 30, 2013

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.

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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!

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