NYC Bike Share Threatened
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New York City’s bike share program is sparking protests among residents. The bike share program is set to launch this month with 330 docking stations and 6,000 bikes in Brooklyn and Manhattan.
While a recent poll showed 72 percent of residents support the concept, the installation is sparking discontent, including protest stickers and the defacing of docking stations.
Local business owners are complaining about the loss of parking and a potential spike in traffic. “I don’t know how we’re going to be able to operate really now effectively,” business owner Carlo Giurdanella told CBS New York. “It’s a sad, dramatic negative impact.”