They said Citi Bike would bring “total carnage” to the streets.
We were warned that bike share in New York would be “hell on wheels.”
“Experts“ told us that “It’s, like, super dangerous to ride a bike in the city.”
But so far, not a single bike share user has been killed in New York between Citi Bike’s May 27 launch through the end of September, further corroborating the notion that as far as Citi Bikes are concerned, there’s safety in numbers.
Meanwhile, 47 motorists and 10 passengers were killed in New York City during the same time period. That’s more than six times the number of people killed participating in mixed martial arts in the last 20 years — and that’s not even legal in New York.