There's an experiment beginning July 10th to see what it could look like in New York. A "summer pilot program" produced by the Forum for Urban Design, the Storefront for Art & Architecture, and the City Bakery, the New York Bike-Share Project  will consist of 20 bikes available for 30 minute rentals (for free!) at a few locations in downtown Manhattan, and an exhibition and discussions about the feasibility for a long-term project.
Your help is needed to make it a success! The project wants to know how New Yorkers would use these bikes for short trips--so go for a ride! Or, better yet, join me in volunteering: There are shifts available from Thursday July 10th - Monday July 14th. If you'd like to help out, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org . I'll report back with pictures.
Read more: Bike-Sharing Gets Smart , Time, June 12, 2008
Bicycle-Sharing Program to Be First of Kind in U.S. , New York Times, April 27, 2008