Mesmerizing! Citi Bikes Arrive

Here it is: A bike-share station with bikes, and it’s not a photo shoot. A reader sent this shot of Foley Square across from the courts this morning.

Update: More than 850 of the 6,000 bikes are in the stations as of this morning, according to NYC DOT.

The blue bikes are a great conversation starter. After a friend of the blog alerted me to the newly docked bikes at Prince and MacDougal last night, I headed over and immediately started chatting with an older couple ogling the bikes about what sort of trips bike-share would be good for. We agreed: The closest analogy is that you’d use it like a cab.

This might be the first photograph ever taken of Citi Bikes waiting to be used. Photo: ##https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10200452755776201&l=b177199e25##Kim Wiley-Schwartz##

Here’s another one at Barrow and Hudson, via @BrooklynSpoke:

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