Ever since citibike set up shop in New York, I’ve been total convert. The one-way trips make life a lot easier and it’s a relief not to worry about the maintenance, upkeep and theft. I’ll admit there are times when it’s a real drag- like when you have five minutes to make a meeting and all the docks are full, or when you want to accelerate and the heaviness of the bike slows your enthusiasm to a slow cruise, but overall, it’s one of the best things to happen to the city in the past year. Bloomberg and Paul Steely White get kudos for that.I was at the Transportation Alternative’s holiday party earlier this week and the stats were incredible. On cold rainy days, there are about 20K rides a day, and when the sun’s warm and shining, the numbers are over 40K. Incredible. Here’s the daily tracker chart, if you’re interested.
Though I’m a huge fan of the blue bike, I’d be lying if I didn’t share the fabulousness that is this chevron beauty. It belongs to my neighbor, and if I ever end up purchasing a bike again, this might be it. Style, function and health, a combo I applaud.