PRESS RELEASE

For immediate release:
November 23, 2010

Contact:
Kate Slevin
Tri-State Transportation Campaign
(917) 833-9259, (212) 268-7474

Statement on New York City's Bike-Share Program

The Tri-State Transportation Campaign applauded today's announcement that New York City is seeking proposals to implement a large-scale bicycle-sharing program.

"This is a smart plan that will make New York a better place to live, work, and visit," Tri-State Transportation Campaign executive director Kate Slevin said.

Slevin also praised NYC Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan for continuing to innovate. The bike-share announcement comes on the heels of media reports showing that the city's Select Bus Service on First and Second Avenue has been a clear success.

"New York has become a model of innovation over the past three years, and it's thanks to the leadership of Commissioner Sadik-Khan," Slevin said. "It's no coincidence that cities all over the country and even the world now look to New York as an example of how to get transportation right. We are finally getting the world-class transportation ideas we deserve."

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The Tri-State Transportation Campaign is a non-profit organization working toward a more balanced, transit-friendly and equitable transportation system in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut.