NEW YORK CITY — The city's new bike share program has a big problem.
The bikes, which are supplied by Oregon-based Alta Bicycle Share, could break under the weight, the paper reported.
“That’s bogus. 260 pounds isn’t going to break the bike,” Juleissy Lantigua told the Post. “To me, that’s discrimination. And I’m not easily offended.”
A Department of Transportation official said that the agency will not strictly enforce the weight limit, the Post reported.
"I think people will be self-selecting, practical and safe," he told the newspaper.
Those who fall below the weight limit will be able to shell out $95 for an annual membership to the program that entitles riders to 45-minute rides on any of 6,000 bikes parked at 330 stations around Brooklyn and Manhattan.