ATTENTION WEEKEND PLANNING EDITORS
The Pilot Program Kicks-off Service with Inaugural Ride on Sunday through Brooklyn
The New York University Bike Share Program is headed on its inaugural ride, Sunday, November 23, 2008, at 11:30 a.m. from NYU’s 7th Street ‘Green House’ Residence Hall (40 East 7th Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues). NYU Bike Share riders will ride through Lower Manhattan, over the Manhattan Bridge, south through Brooklyn to Grand Army Plaza and back to Manhattan via the Williamsburg Bridge.
The complete route is available here: http://www.mapmyride.com/route/us/ny/new%20york/196049769521
- WHO: Thirty NYU Bike Share riders plus members of the Brooklyn Committee of Transportation Alternatives
- WHAT: Inaugural Ride of NYC’s First Bike Share Program, Launched by NYU Students
- WHERE: Begins at NYU’s 7th Street ‘Green House’ Residence Hall (40 East 7th Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
- WHEN: Sunday, November 23, 2008, at 11:30 a.m.
Reporters interested in covering or participating in the event should contact Christopher James, 212.998.6876(o), 347.421.0835(m), or firstname.lastname@example.org
NYU’s Bike Share system was funded by a “Green Grant” from the Sustainability Task Force http://www.nyu.edu/sustainability/ at NYU. Modeled after the Velíb program in Paris, this is a student led initiative, with its goal to make bicycles available to students, staff, and faculty for free, casual use around campus.
The pilot program is equipped with 30 easy to ride bicycles, uniform and almost new, which are distributed between two hubs: the residence hall at Seventh Street and behind Tisch Hall on West 4th Street. People can register for the bikes over the internet using their university ID number. Their ID Cards are used to swipe and retrieve the bikes at a designated time. The reservation system and additional information is on-line here: http://www.nyu.edu/sustainability/bike.share