In February 2020, Volodymyr Tsyalkovsky celebrated his 820th ride on Citi Bike and is feeling lucky to be able to turn a part of his daily commute to the office into such an enjoyable experience. Cycling is truly the most convenient transportation mode on the borough of Manhattan. 245 happy commuting hours “behind bars” 😉 … and counting.
In perspective, the distance traveled to date, i.e. 1834 mi or 2952 km, roughly equates to a round-trip starting from his hometown Lviv, Ukraine, through major metropolises of the country, such as Odesa, Donetsk, Luhansk, Kharkiv, Kyiv, Ukraine, and back to Lviv. There is always a place for Ukraine in Volodymyr’s heart!
Many thanks to former (2002 – 2013) Mayor of New York City Mike Bloomberg for reimagining transportation in the Big Apple and enabling cycling infrastructure for all New Yorkers to share and enjoy.
If interested to learn about the uncertainty and excitement of the launch of Citi Bike programme in May 2013, please refer to the article in The New York Times.