NYC Bike Share to Include 600 Stations, 10,000 Bikes

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London's bike share. Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

The long-rumored local bike share program will indeed come to New York as soon as next summer in a partnership between the city and Alta Bike Share of — where else? — Portland, Oregon. The system will cover Upper Manhattan all the way down to the bottom tip, and across the water to Greenpoint and Crown Heights, Brooklyn, dwarfing existing programs in Washington, D.C. and Boston with a whopping 600 stations. Membership will be flexible, with an annual subscription likely costing less than a one-month unlimited MetroCard. [NYO]