While it will take some time to see if the new bike share system in NYC will be a bust, or a game-changer for transportation in Manhattan (and parts of Brooklyn), ACSH wants to remind everyone to stay safe while cycling through the city even though the program has worked well in other cities.
Be sure to bring your helmet whenever you decide to rent a bike. While the accessory might not be the most fashionable, it will definitely help keep you safe on the busy streets of NYC. Make sure that you are an experienced cyclist before braving the hustle and bustle of the Manhattan streets. While the city is home to many first experiences, riding a bike should not be one of them. From cab doors to tourists gazing upward in amazement, you never know what sort of obstacle may pop up in the road and an unskilled rider could be seriously injured or injure an innocent pedestrian. Lastly, make sure that you are always paying attention to your surroundings. Although there are scattered reports of designated bike lanes, do not trust that drivers will adhere to the proper guidelines.
Be careful out there! And good luck, we hope you don t need it!