Catch 22 thwarts New York heavyweights

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This week New York launched its long awaited cycle share scheme, Citi Bike. Following in the tracks of Paris’ Velib and London’s Boris Bikes the project will host 6000 cycles in 330 stations.

Sponsored to the tune of some $41m USD by CitiBank the project has met with some resistance from residents and shopkeepers but recent polls suggest show supporters at 70%.

Rental costs $95 USD per year or $10 USD for a 24 hour pass.

However, those overweight New Yorkers seeking to lose weight by pedal power will be disappointed as the cycles have a weight restriction of 260lb.

Michael Hammond