Bike Share Launches May 27

Workers install Bike Share station at the Baruch Houses. Photo by Eusebio Rodriguez.

Workers install Bike Share station at the Baruch Houses. Photo by Eusebio Rodriguez.

We already knew New York’s bike share program would be launching Memorial Day weekend. Now, here’s the official word from the city. The Department of Transportation announced a short time ago that Citi Bike debuts Monday, May 27 for annual members and June 2 for daily users.  According to a news release, about 8,000 annual members have signed up.  Anyone registering by May 17 will “receive their Citi Bike electronic keys” by Memorial Day.  The program is kicking off with 6,000 bikes and 330 stations.  There’s already been some push back from residents about the number of stations being created on the Lower East Side and elsewhere.  In Chinatown, the elimination of parking spaces is not going over very well (to say the least).  Click here for more information.