Following the lead of a number of progressive, eco-minded cities across the globe, New York City will be launching its very own bike share program this spring under the moniker Citi Bike. Operated by the NYC branch Alta Bike Share, the Citi Bike fleet will be the largest in the United States with 10,000 bikes at 600 locations throughout the city, all of which will be available for 24-hour use 7 days a week. All you need is a credit card: you can purchase annual access online and daily access right at the bike station.
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Citi Bike will provide an earth-friendly, healthy, and easy alternative to getting around town. This is especially exciting for those of us who live in neighborhoods that are slightly isolated from more traditional public transportation. For example, if you live in a neighborhood like mine, Greenpoint, you must either depend upon an unreliable bus route or wait an eternity for the G train. Citi Bike will change all of that when they install 5 (yes, 5) bike share stations right in the area.
Check out the station map on Citi Bike’s site to find one near you.
The Citi Bike program will provide healthy, green transportation alternatives to New Yorkers for about 26 cents a day. This is an important step towards and a loud statement about the future of city living.
Of course you’ll have to provide your own helmet. We think this hand-painted Blue Sky design by Belle Helmets is just the thing to keep you safe and stylish on the streets.
There are other things to consider when you’re biking around town, like how to keep your skirt neat when you’re on your way to work or a hot date aboard a Citi Bike? Well, with the help of one of these Bird Industries Bike Skirt Garters. These elastic bands come in a variety of colors and clip right to your skirt to keep your outfit (and modesty) in place during your commute.
And once you’ve returned your Citi Bike to the station, you’re going to want to stow your bike accessories. Simply stash them in one of these vegan leather carry-alls from GiveLoveCycle and you’re good to go. Large enough to house your helmet and anything else you need but stylish enough to bely the fact that you’ve been biking, these bags make the perfect accessory for any girl on the go.