New York City’s Transportation Commissioner says she’s burned the equivalent of 37,000 Big Macs in the past two weeks.
Not that she needed to. Janette Sadik-Khan is trim and fit. But she can take credit for the thousands of New Yorkers and tourists who are reducing their waistlines by pedaling around the city on brand new blue bicycles.
On a sunny weekday morning, she gave a demonstration to Everyday Health’s medical editor, Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
“I think there’s been a real hunger” for a program like this, she said. “Getting around quickly has not always been a hallmark of New York City streets.”
Six thousand bikes were installed over Memorial Day weekend at 330 stations in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Already the largest bike-share program in the United States, there are plans to add another 4,000 bikes and expand into more neighborhoods in a second phase.
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