In a New York Magazine interview the woman who thought Citibike would begrime the city made a prediction
When the novelty wears off, she expects New Yorkers will sour on the blue bikes. “I have a strong feeling that about a year from now many politicians are going to be spending a lot of time distancing themselves from the bike-share program," she said. "Wait until January.”
That was June of 2013. Since then, a mayoral candidate has done an interview during a Citi Bike ride, the new Mayor has said he wants to expand the system, and a Citibank spokesman has called it a huge success. No signs of anyone distancing themselves from it.
Still, she can take some consolation in knowing that she is not alone. Other people were wrong too.