Video: Citibikes are a pain in the ass

Bike shares are the new hot thing in cities trying to enhance their tourism, environmental status and generally help out those city commuters navigate some busy streets! It is no surprise that a lot of Canadian cities are either considering bike shares, plans are in the works or they already have them installed.

There are some skeptics and there are some enthusiasts on what the bike share really brings to a city and it all boils down to this: How big of a pain in the ass are bike shares?

New York Videographer Casey Neistat decided to take this challenge and compare the NYC Citibike, his own bicycle and a taxi to see what ranks as overall best – or least ‘pain in the ass’ – from the categories of comfort, speed, cost and ease of use.

Bike shares, are they really a pain in the ass?