Since the inception of the NYC Citi Bike Share program in May, its popularity has skyrocketed. There are more than 80,000 annual memberships and the number of daily trips steadily hovers between 30,000 and 40,000. Citi Bike users have pedaled more than 8 million miles on 4 million trips.
Problems Still Exist
Despite these impressive numbers, however, there are still in disrepair imperfections in the system. For example, users regularly come across stations or bikes that mysteriously cannot be returned at an empty docking station. There is also the problem of stations with no bikes as well as the lack of empty docs to return a bike.
However, these hiccups are still minor compared to the continuing heavy demand for the number of available bikes and growing membership. The Citi Bike share program has not only been beneficial for the city’s commuting problems, it is also a healthy alternative for individuals commuting to work and other destinations.
Beware of Injuries
While the demand and popularity for the Citi Bike Share program remains strong, riders still need to remember to ride their bikes with great caution in order to avoid getting into accidents. A city that is congested with often disgruntled and rather hurried motorists can put bicyclists at risks for major injuries. Although it may be impossible to avoid getting any accidents, taking certain precautionary measures can significantly reduce your risk of being involved in an accident and reduce the severity of injuries.
Injured on a Bike? We Are Here to Help!
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a bicycle accident that was caused by the negligent or reckless actions of another party, call the NYC bike accident lawyers at Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C. to discuss your right.
For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation, call us at 212-584-2494.