As far as cities go, New York can be a royal pain in the ass to move around in.
Until driverless cars rule these streets in perpetual motion, the 'perfect' transport option will remain an elusive quest. That said, Citibikes are arguably one of the biggest game-changers for urban mobility in NYC since the Brooklyn Bridge.
This is why in its first year of operation it has become the most popular bikeshare program in the US and ahead of London, logging 8.75 million trips (~7 per day per bike) and zero fatalities.
The program is is still far from perfect. Stands are too often completely full or empty and the official mobile app is pretty brutal to use.
Luckily the nice folks at Byte Dept have built the Bike Dept mobile app to solve that problem. Check it out as our 'featured action' for this story by clicking the mysterious button below...