On Monday, New York City’s bike share program finally reached the streets — unlocking 6,000 bikes for public use across more than 300 stations in Manhattan and Brooklyn. With the skies clear and the streets relatively bare because of the Memorial Day holiday, riders engaged in a series of trial runs and joy rides, saving the commuting for Tuesday morning.
Here, with an assist from the city’s Transportation Department, is Day 1 by the numbers, as of 5 p.m. on Monday:
Total miles traveled: 13,768
Average trip duration: 20.48 minutes
Number of trips: 6,050
Record number of trips on Boston’s two-year-old system: 3,962, achieved earlier this month.
Annual members: 16,463
Annual memberships purchased on Monday: 772
Most popular starting stations: East 17th Street and Broadway, West 57th Street and Broadway, East 14th Street and Broadway
Most popular ending stations: East 17th Street and Broadway, West 57th Street and Broadway, East 14th Street and University Place
Bikes ridden by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg: 0