Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Citibike: Naysayers Spectacularly Wrong Again

Citi Bike Not Nearly as Deadly as Feared
No one has been killed, and the program has been immensely popular.  In other news, the sky has not fallen, nor do the dead walk the earth.
"The shrill warnings ahead of Citi Bike's launch predicted "carnage" on streets packed with psychotic drivers and bare-headed, novice riders. Rutgers University public policy professor John Pucher predicted that cyclist injuries and fatalities in the city would double or triple in the program's first year. But it has not come to pass. The New York Times on Monday reported that nobody has yet been killed on a Citi Bike in the program's first five months, though about two dozen injuries have been reported, mostly minor. "
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