Boston’s Bike Share
I arrived in Boston a little late in the day and needed a 3-hour nap after the red-eye, then it was time for a walk. So it was early evening, and the tourists were all out to dinner; the sidewalk cafes on Newbury Street were packed. That’s where we came upon this installation of Boston’s new bike share program; sponsored by New Balance and implemented by Alta Bicycle Share. They look cool. I’ll be taking one out for a spin this morning.
We settled at Joe’s American Bar and Grill for dinner; their big front windows slide open revealing the sidewalk and street corner. I graciously took the seat with my back to the window, so my son had to point out to me, “look, the bikes.” I turned to see a couple riding up Newbury, coming to a stop at the corner, just long enough for them to lean their bikes together – a quick kiss and off they pedaled. I guess if that’s happening across the city these new bikes will become quite the sensation.