Sunday, June 1, 2014

NYC Bike Share - ZERO fatalities, one year in

When the CitiBike program debuted in New York City over the Memorial Day weekend, 2013, the talking heads and finger-waggers all had dire predictions about how dangerous it would be, to introduce thousands of relatively inexperienced cyclists, on unfamiliar bicycles, onto the mean streets.

Amazingly, 12 months and 8.75 million trips later, there have been 100 or so reported accidents, which resulted in 25 or so trips to the emergency room... but ZERO fatalities on the shared bicycles. Remarkable!

Story HERE.

(I continue to see occasional updates about the proposed Boise Bike Share that we may see in the not-too-distant future. My opinion remains constant - I'm not sure Boise is big or "urban" enough to support such a program, and I'm not a fan of expending general taxpayer funds. But nobody's asking me anyway.)

1 comment:

Becky said...

I just found your blog and am enjoying it. Thanks for the well written blogs about cycling around Boise. I currently live in downtown Portland and usually walk more than I bike. Yet when I move back to Boise I look forward to biking more than I walk! I appreciate your insight. Thank you.