It was announced today that NYC has chosen Alta, the same company that runs the DC and Melbourne bike shares to run NYC’s program. This will definitely take them into a new territory, running a such a large operation in NYC.
The 10,000 bike system will have 600 stations, and will cost $100 a year to join. After that, bike usage for the first half hour is free.
Users will be able to check out bikes from any one of the 600 stations, and return them to any other.
Unexpectedly, the stations will range from the Upper West Side to Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Previously, experts had assumed the system would only cover Manhattan.
It will launch in summer, 2012. [via Transportation Nation]