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Bike Share Derby: Testing NYC's New Bikes Against Other Transit

Adele Peters

In five short races, New Yorkers tested the city's new bike sharing system against other ways of getting around: the subway, taxis, walking, and even pedi-cab. In two cases, the bikes won (despite the fact that one of the bikers kept getting stopped by tourists asking about the bike share system). Not too surprising, considering bikes can avoid traffic jams and don't involve long waits for trains...

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