THE NEW YORK BIKE-SHARE PROJECT
July 7-11: Free bike hire at Storefront
July 9, 10 and 11: Public presentations of European bike-share
Imagine walking to a sidewalk corner and finding a public bicycle. With a cellphone call or swipe of a card, you unlock it from its bike rack and ride it across town. Once at your destination, you steer to the closest bike rack
and, with one more call or card swipe, return the bike to the public network. You pay less than $.50 for the trip, and the bike is once again available for the taking.
Bike-share programs already exists in cities across Europe, with Paris alone currently in the process of installing over 10,000 bikes at 750 stations. How could such a program work in New York?
The New York Bike-Share Project consists of three parts:
The Experiment. Twenty bicycles will be available for free 30-minute rentals between Storefront and a roving remote location.
The Exhibition. A review of eight successful bike-share programs in European cities will be on view at Storefront.
The Charette. The Forum For Urban Design will facilitate a public charette on a future bike-share program in New York, with public presentations by design and transportation experts.
PROGRAM OF EVENTS
July 7-11, 11am-6pm: Free bike hire at Storefront
PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS BY THE ORGANIZERS OF EUROPEAN BIKE-SHARE PROGRAMS
July 9, 6pm: Richard Grasso (Clear Channel Adshel) on Barcelona, Stockholm and Oslo
July 10, 6pm: Josh Squire (JC Decaux) on Paris, Lyon and Vienna and Carlos Pujol (Cemusa) on Pamplona
July 11, 6pm: Presentation of charette results and reception
All events take place at
Storefront For Art and Architecture
97 Kenmare Street
New York, NY 10012
Charette results will be published on nybikeshare.org