New York City Wants To Set Up Bike-Sharing System
NEW YORK (AP) – New York City is taking steps to set up a bike-sharing system similar to those in Paris, Barcelona and other cities.
The city Department of Transportation announced Tuesday that it is seeking a private company that would set up the system.
The private firm would bear all the costs of the bike-sharing system during the first five years while sharing revenues with the city.
The system would be set up in spring 2012. Its geographic boundaries have not been determined yet.
The city’s request for proposals calls for a system with bike-sharing stations every few blocks, allowing for easy pickup and drop-off.
The system would employ the latest theft-prevention technology.
If a private firm is bearing ALL the costs, why on earth would they share revenue with the city?
I read somewhere they are soliciting bids for a 15,000 bike system.
they use public property.
Originally Posted by 009jim