Bike Share on Governors Island
Leslie Koch: [00:17] We are on Governors Island. I’m standing in front of Bike and Roll. For the first time we have bike rental on Governors Island and we have free Bike Fridays, which means that all the bikes you see behind me are free.
Ettai Karty: [00:35] These bikes are beach cruisers which means they’re like a single speed bikes. Trying to keep it simple around the Island.
Speaker: [00:44] We were just channel surfing and they mentioned something about free bikes on Governors Island. I’d never been here and I love biking and I’m visiting from California, so what could be better?
Speaker: [00:51] I came out because I heard that they were doing free bikes on Fridays and I thought it would be a cool thing to do. I’ve never been on Governors Island, so it got me out here. It has been years so I’m actually kind of worried.
Speaker: [01:27] Pretty great.
Speaker: [01:30] With the way the gas prices are going I think this is my next vehicle.
Leslie Koch: [01:36] We do this with Transportation Alternatives and we’re incredibly grateful for their sponsorship of this free opportunity to show how much New Yorkers love to bike for free, and to give ideas that New Yorkers will return their bikes and keep them in good condition. And we hope that people will be looking at this example and hopefully extending it off the Island, perhaps that other Island across the river, called Manhattan Island.
Ettai Karty: [02:02] We’re trying to make New York more bike friendly and bike accessible, so this Island is a great opportunity for bikes.
Speaker: [02:12] This was a really nice day.
Speaker: [02:15] Next I guess I’m going to bring my children here before the summer’s over.
Speaker: [02:18] It was a great day. I had a great time. I was able to ride a bike after ten years of not riding a bike, and it was a great plug for this place to finally come out and see it.
This is the perfect symbol of democracy. No matter where you live
in New York City, you can hop on mass transit to get to the free ferry
and ride free bikes.