Carlisle, N.Y. — New York City’s biggest bicycle-share system, BikeShare, is rolling out a pilot program in 2018, with more than 50 stations to be added.
The program, which launched in October, will offer a mix of rideshare and bike rental options, starting at $30 per hour, with a fee for bikes.
In addition to the ride-share option, there will also be a bike storage option for bikes, as well as a bicycle repair and repair shop.
The new bike-sharing service will be available to users of the City’s bike share program, the Commuter Bike Share, as of January 1, 2018.
In a press release announcing the program, Bike Share president and CEO Jim Balsillie said the new service will provide riders with a variety of transportation options, including a bike-rental option for rideshare riders, bike-repair and repair options, aswell as bike-storage for bikes and more.
BikeShare also said it will allow users to schedule trips via its app, and that its bike-and-ride network will operate at the same speed as other bike- and pedestrian-share programs, including the New York Public Library, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s bike and pedestrian network, and the New Jersey Transit bike-car program.