Fwd: The New York Bike-Share Project

Posted by ryan griffis | Sat Jul 7th 2007 5:26 p.m.

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> THE NEW YORK BIKE-SHARE PROJECT
>
> A summer charette produced by
> The Forum For Urban Design and Storefront For Art and Architecture
> Full details at www.nybikeshare.org
>
> July 7-11: Free bike hire at Storefront
> July 9, 10 and 11: Public presentations of European bike-share
> programs
>
> Imagine walking to a sidewalk corner and finding a public bicycle.
> With a cellphone call or swipe of a card, you
> unlock it from its bike rack and ride it across town. Once at your
> destination, you steer to the closest bike rack
> and, with one more call or card swipe, return the bike to the
> public network. You pay less than $.50 for the trip, and
> the bike is once again available for the taking.
>
> Bike-share programs already exists in cities across Europe, with
> Paris alone currently in the process of installing
> over 10,000 bikes at 750 stations. How could such a program work
> in New York?
>
> The New York Bike-Share Project consists of three parts:
> The Experiment. Twenty bicycles will be available for free 30-
> minute rentals between Storefront and a roving remote location.
> The Exhibition. A review of eight successful bike-share programs in
> European cities will be on view at Storefront
> The Charette. The Forum For Urban Design will facilitate a public
> charette on a future bike-share program in New York,
> with public presentations by design and transportation experts.
>
>
> PROGRAM OF EVENTS
>
> FREE BIKES
> July 7-11, 11am-6pm: Free bike hire at Storefront
>
> PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS BY THE ORGANIZERS OF EUROPEAN BIKE-SHARE PROGRAMS
> July 9, 6pm: Richard Grasso (Clear Channel Adshel) on Barcelona,
> Stockholm and Oslo
> July 10, 6pm: Josh Squire (JC Decaux) on Paris, Lyon and Vienna and
> Carlos Pujol (Cemusa) on Pamplona
> July 11, 6pm: Presentation of charette results and reception
>
> All events take place at Storefront For Art and Architecture, 97
> Kenmare Street, New York City.
> Charette results will be published on nybikeshare.org
>
>
> Storefront for Art and Architecture
> 97 Kenmare Street
> New York, NY 10012
> +1.212.431.5795
> info@storefrontnews.org
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