Wall Street Journal editorial board member Dorothy Rabinowitz raged against New York City's bike share program during a WSJ Live segment last week. And since her disdain for Citi Bikes was so colorful, the segment warranted coverage days later.
When asked to identify the merits of a bike share program in New York City, Rabinowitz offered this deadpanned response. "Do not ask me to enter the mind of the totalitarians running this government of the city," she said. Rabinowitz added that the "majority of citizens" in New York City are "appalled" by this "dreadful program."
"We now look at a city whose best neighborhoods are absolutely—you know, begrimed, is the word—by these blazing blue Citi Bank bikes—all of the finest, most picturesque parts of the city," she lamented. "It is shocking to walk around the city to see how much of this they have sneaked under the radar in the interest of the environment."