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DOT Bike Share Workshop Comes to MAS

Last night, MAS, along with the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT), Manhattan Community Board 5, Borough President Scott Stringer and State Senator Thomas Duane, hosted a workshop to help decide how bike share will work and where stations should be located in Midtown Manhattan. The workshop was attended by over 60 local residents and business owners, who gathered to explore the best locations for bike share stations in Midtown. The bike share program is expected to launch in the summer of 2012, and follows in the steps of other great cities like Paris and London in bringing bicycles to cities’ streets. You can read more about last night’s event at MAS on DNAinfo.com. MAS sees tremendous potential in a New York City bike share program. In addition to increasing mobility, it will help introduce new people to active transportation, reduce peak-hour pressure on transit, provide a critical connection between transit stops and final destinations, and help to reduce the number of short auto trips. MAS was excited to be a part of this promising initiative and we look forward to seeing bike share arrive to the New York City streets this summer as we continue our longstanding commitment to creating vibrant streets, sidewalks, and public spaces for all New Yorkers. For more information about the bike share program, visit the DOT’s bike share website.