Eyes on the Street: A Bike-Share Station With Bikes in It

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Over the weekend, @KyleGiunta posted this tantalizing photo of a Citi Bike station with bikes in it on Front Street in DUMBO. The bikes were docked for a photo shoot, not the imminent launch of the system (installations have reached as far up as the NYU area, the last we checked — still a lot more to go before they get to 59th Street), but this is the closest thing we’ve seen to the final look and feel of the stations. Note the angled docks, which come in handy when street width is scarce.

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