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New York’s bike share plan is a game-changer | Guardian

Another major city launches bike sharing program. All big cities are recognizing the fact that traffic congestion is one of the bottlenecks slowing down the economy. In order to alleviate this, many cities around the world has initiated bike sharing programs, successfully. Paris (Velib), London (Barclays), now NYC.

In many major cities in China, such as Guangzhou and Hangzhou, bike sharing has proven successful. Many metropolitans have taken up cycling and the numbers are growing.

We are still waiting for the mayor of KL, PJ, Shah Alam, Klang, etc to start implementing the policies needed to alleviate the traffic congestions. Well, it is nice to see some big-shot politicians cycling to work for the “press coverage”, but what are the concrete steps taken in order to jumpstart this cycling-in-the-city movement?

Cycling For A Lane (CFAL) in Penang has organized its third edition. Where are the cycling facilities? How many km of bike lanes will be constructed? How many more km of it will be added in the next 5 years?

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2011/sep/15/new-york-bike-share

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