Welcome to BRBRbrooklyn! Whether you are pedaling to the shore, the store, your neighbor’s stoop, or back to your own coop, this blog is for you. Bay Ridge Bicycle Routes is an effort raise to awareness within our neighborhood and among civic groups about the activities of bicyclists in Bay Ridge and other nearby communities in southern Brooklyn.

Our neighborhood’s immediate access to the harbor, less congested street traffic, friendly atmosphere, expansive parks and flat terrain (except, of course, for the steep ridge in Bay Ridge!) makes our corner of New York City one of the most fantastic places to ride a bicycle. Whether for transportation, recreation, fun or fitness, cycling is great in Bay Ridge.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Brooklyn Bike Share

BRBR reported in our prior post about a bicycle share program coming to New York City, mostly focused in Manhattan to start.

Now there is another initiative to bring bicycle sharing to Brooklyn.

From what we've read in the Brooklyn Paper, it sounds like there will separate system for Brooklyn, though we cannot yet confirm. Thought it would make a lot of sense for the network to be shared, right? Maybe this will go back to the early transit days of BMT/IND/IRD subway lines where independent transit companies competed against one another for the best service to gain passengers and profit.

Another article on NBC, here.

You can also read about the Department of City Planning's Bike share opportunities report (2009) here.

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