The unofficial start of summer will also be the official start of the city's bike share program.
The city Department of Transportation announced Thursday that Citi Bike will start on Memorial Day for the thousands who signed up for annual membership.
All other users can use the 6,000 bikes located in Brooklyn and Manhattan starting June 2.
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City Council Speaker Christine Quinn announced Wednesday that she and her colleagues will take up a bill that reforms the payment system for muni-meters.
Quinn, who is running for mayor, said too many drivers mistakenly pay for fees, because the meters remain on after the paid parking times end.
"Whether you're doing your laundry or parking your car, you should always get what... » more
As the city works to get its bike share program going by the end of the month, some residents and small businesses are fed up with the rental stations popping up on their streets.
Thursday night, Community Board 2 in Manhattan will host a forum where residents can talk about how the racks being installed by the city Department of Transportation for Citi Bike are grinding their gears.
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They say good things come to those who wait, and if Monday's opening registration for the Citi Bike is indication, the bicycle share program might be a huge hit.
More than 3,000 applicants signed up within the first few hours for annual membership for the service, which starts next month.
Many users expressed excitement of becoming a "founding member" on Facebook and Twitter,... » more
New York drivers are getting a new weapon for their eternal quest to find a parking space that will also make it easier to pay for it when they find one.
The city's Department of Transportation launched a pilot program Tuesday that allows smartphone users to pay meters at 18 blocks and one municipal lot in the Belmont section of the Bronx. It also created an online map that gives users real... » more
A clean record earned two northern Manhattan neighborhoods respite from alternate side parking.
Street cleaning regulations will be temporarily suspended starting Monday in parts of Washington Heights and Inwood for an undetermined amount of timeas the city starts installing approximately 1,700 new signs that will let car owners swap parking spots just once a week, instead of the typical two.
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City Council Speaker Christine Quinn gave her support for a plan to install speed cameras in the Big Apple.
The state Legislature is considering a bill that would test 40 speed cameras in accident prone spots in the city that would photograph all drivers who go above the speed limit.
Quinn, who is running for mayor, said the bill needed to be passed ASAP because one in four traffic deaths... » more