Times Square is transforming itself into a pedestrian- and cycle-friendly public space. Photo by Lorrie McClanahan.
It looks like New York City is also planning a major bike sharing program. Although their plans are still in the early stages, the New York City Department of Transportation has put out a long feasibility study outlining the benefits of bike sharing, best practices from around the world and what models would work best in New York. There’s a lot in there, but the headline is 89,500. That’s the number of bikes they expect their program to have. 89,500 bikes!