Bike Share FAQ
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All NYU students, faculty, and staff 18 years of age or older may enroll in the Bike Share program.
In order to rent a bike from the Bike Share, you first need to be enrolled in the program. This requires registering for a safety training and signing a liability waiver. Once you are enrolled you can view the locations which have bikes available to lend. Bring your NYU ID to the resource center in the lobby of that location. You will be provided a helmet, a lock, and keys to a bike. It is your responsibility before riding to double check that the bike is in working order with inflated tires and working brakes. You will be expected to return the bike, helmet, and keys to any participating location up to 30 minutes before close on the same day.
The NYU Bike Share is open from 10 am to 10 pm, in accordance with residence hall resource center hours.
No. Bicycles must be returned on the same day as they are borrowed. However, if for some reason you do not return your bicycle before the Bike Share locations close you will be responsible for storing it overnight and returning it first thing in the morning. This may lead to suspension or revocation of Bike Share privileges.
The NYU Bike Share is a project of the NYU Office of Sustainability and is managed by Erik Battista. It was originally developed by students, Julia Ehrman, Tim McNerney, Jennifer Refat, and Lindsi Seegmiller, as a Green Grant project and launched in its current form by Michael Sandmel.
As of spring 2012, the Bike Share fleet comprises 75 bikes. Forty-five were manufactured by Worksman Cycles in their solar-powered factory in Ozone Park, Queens, NYC. The remaining 30 are Biria cruisers. All are lightweight, single-speed bikes perfect for getting to class, grocery shopping, or exploring our fantastic city. Most are equipped with baskets.
Please return the bicycle to an open Bike Share location immediately and explain the problem. You will be provided with another bike if one is available. Users will not be held responsible for damage to equipment unless this results from egregious disregard or recurring incidents.
Report loss or theft to an open Bike Share location as well as to Public Safety as soon as possible. You will be expected to cooperate fully in any investigation.
Yes. Unless you bring your own helmet you will be required to take out a helmet and return it with the bike.
Visit the comprehensive Bicycling @ NYU resource website for some great information.