If you see some turquoise bikes tooling around the streets of Syracuse, they’re part of the city’s new bike sharing program, the first of its kind in the state.
The big buzz about the bikes as the program kicked off, is the fact they aren't just any bike. They are e-bikes. Neil Burke, Syracuse's transportation planner said each bike has a pedal assist component.
“What this does is provide you a boost with an onboard battery, to really get you up to speed, and flatten those hills out," said Burke.
Residents had a chance to try out the bikes earlier this week.