Boston just announced that they are going to be launching 290 stations around the city. If you haven’t seen these before they are basically fancy bike stands that lock bikes until a member or paying customer swipes their card to get the bike. After you are done using it, you drop it off at any station and you are good to go. The nice part about this is that you don’t have to store a bike, which in cities space is at a premium and bikes are rather awkward things to keep inside. In addition to not having to store it, you don’t have to maintain it, fix it; You can use it when you need it, where you need it.
I have seen these around in my travels and for living in a city it’s a great option. They will run $78 for the year or $5 a day.