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The Tri-State Transportation Campaign, a regional transportation policy watchdog, cheered today's announcement that New York City has selected a vendor, Alta Bike Share, to run a bicycle-sharing system with 10,000 bikes beginning next year. Alta manages the Capital Bikeshare system in Washington, D.C. and the Hubway system in Boston, both of which are widely regarded as well-run, successful programs.
"In cities like Washington, people use bike share to get to the train station, pick up the groceries, and visit that park or restaurant that was always a little too far of a walk," said Kate Slevin, Tri-State's executive director. "Bike share will give New Yorkers another way to get around and improve everyone's quality of life."
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.