Bike Sharing Boston

Bike Sharing Boston is in the news with the city releasing an RFP.

Users would swipe some form of plastic – an ATM, credit or Charlie card – to rent the bikes for a fee that will likely range between $2 to $5 an hour, said Jim Hunt, the city’s chief of environment and energy.

Officials eventually hope to expand the network to 600 stations in the greater metropolitan area with 6,000 bikes. I been to Boston a few times, have never ridden there, but it didn’t strike me as particularly bike friendly. The Boston Daily reports that Bicycle Magazine consistently ranks Boston as one of the worst biking cities.

Any readers from Boston? Is is rideable?