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Citi Bike comes to Columbia

September 2, 2016

I’m unreasonably excited that Citi Bike has finally expanded to the area where I live, Columbia University. Here’s the situation:

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Specifically, this means I can drop my kid off at school at 110th and Broadway and then bike downtown.

People, this is huge. It means I never have to get on the 1 train at rush hour again! Unless everyone else has the same plan as me, of course.

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  1. JSE
    September 2, 2016 at 9:19 am

    As a guy whose definition of “Downtown” is “double-digit street number,” I heartily endorse this move.


  2. josh
    September 2, 2016 at 10:32 am

    Glad for you but 3 years and they haven’t breached 110th street. When (if ever) will they be north of 125th?


  3. September 2, 2016 at 10:47 am

    Really looking forward to more bikes in bike lane riding in the opposite direction. Looking forward to more bike riders running red lights by passing cars stopped for a red light on the car’s right and maybe hitting pedestrians in the crosswalk who cannot see them around the law abiding stopped motor vehicle. Looking forward to more bikes cutting right in front of pedestrians crossing on the green. Looking forward to enjoying the great walking streets of Manhattan except for every crosswalk where pedestrians’ lives will now be at greater risk. More Shitty Bikes? No thanks. Outside of Manhattan and San Fran, bikes are great.


  4. mathematrucker
    September 2, 2016 at 11:23 am

    Not that this isn’t a great thing, but there is also some irony to be found in a too-big-to-fail bank sponsoring human-powered machines (the value of which might increase dramatically after a massive economic collapse).


  5. Thads
    September 4, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    Beware! They will gather data about your every move.


  6. September 4, 2016 at 10:46 pm

    And just this evening walking along Hospital Row I witnessed a bike rider running a red light and almost knocking down a woman towing a baby carriage in the crosswalk.


    • September 4, 2016 at 10:51 pm

      It’s a learning curve to be sure! But it’s better that we do it than that we stick to cars.


  7. No monopolies
    September 6, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    Why is only 1 private company given exlusive rights to public property? And that is without notice to residents around area of location, modification of public property, or impact to traffic? I nearly run into one of these stands with my car & did run into one when on a bike (it was located on public sidewalk right in the path of bicyles coming around a corner).


  8. Bill
    September 9, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    I look forward to when the DeBlasio will finally give low-income people vouchers to use CitiBikes so that the city does not unfairly discriminate against commuters who are forced to use the subway.


  9. September 12, 2016 at 7:31 pm

    I rode my bike most days from the Staten Island Ferry to my high school on 15th street. Probably one of my best times of day and times of my life.


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