This could be nice. New York is starting a bike share program. Imagine bike stations all over the city. You can get a bike at one spot and drop it off somewhere else. Sign up for a $100 annual membership and you can grab a bike anytime for 45 minutes for no charge (longer rentals will cost more).
They are putting in the bike stands right now. The program is supposed to start in May. The program can only be useful if those stations are in lots of convenient locations. Seems like there are going to be a lot of them.
It turns out that there is one about a block from our apartment and there’s another one right in front of my office. So I can just hop on a bike and ride to/from work (that trip would be 10 minutes tops).
I’m looking forward to trying it out.