So with the BikeShare program about to start, a group called "Brooklyn SkillShare" is promoting a class called, "Beat the Fare, Learn to Ride: Urban Cycling Skills 101" taught on city property.
"In anticipation of NYC’s first-ever bike share program as well as yet another round of increased subway fare, there’s never been a better time to brush up on your commuter skills and get on a bike! Also come and learn about various biking groups and advocacies (like Recycle-A-Bicycle, Transportration Alternatives, and WE Bike) in the city and how you can get involved."
More proof that the whole bike movement is meant not to get people out of cars, but to get people off public transportation. According to the MTA, subway ridership is at a 62-year high. (And that's in a shitty economy. Wait 'til everyone's working again...) Subways cost too much to build and the only new one in the foreseeable future will serve Manhattan exclusively, so we have to stretch what we have. More people on bikes = more room on trains = more space for tower people = more development. And here we were all led to believe that saving the planet was the reason for the big cycling push. What a joke.