Bike Share Demo
The most exciting two-wheel news to hit NYC in some time was the announcement of the city's bike-share program. "Bike share is a network of thousands of bicycles available at self-service docking stations around the city," says the Dept. of Transportation; the plan is for the membership-based program to launch in summer 2012, with bikes available throughout the five boroughs. (Council Member Tish James suggested the Flea as one of the Brooklyn station locations.) Part of a series of demonstration events in coming weeks, the Flea is proud to showcase the program at the Fort Greene Flea on Saturday—a model station will be set up outside the main entrance on Lafayette Ave. You'll be able to learn more about the concept, try out the bikes, see how the kiosks work and pick up fun bike swag. So cool!