Citi Bike Stations Proving Slightly More Dangerous Than the Bikes

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A man returns his Citi Bike bicycle to a station near Union Square as the bike sharing system is launched May 27, 2013 in New York. About 330 stations in Manhattan and Brooklyn will have thousands of bicycles for rent.
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Two separate people are in the process of suing NYC over Citi Bike, and neither because of a bad ride. Both claim they tripped over the rental docks, DNAinfo reports, and are after damages.

Your sympathy may vary: One very polite man, who is 52 years old and legally blind, says the racks are the same gray color as the sidewalk ("May I suggest you paint the bike-rack base a different color, like black?") and wants $500 to cover his medical bills. A 50-year-old woman who is also suing has no such excuse, and is seeking $1 million, because nothing is fair.