Mayor de Blasio Announces that in Advance of L Train Disruption, Citi Bike will Increase Coverage in Many of its Busiest Areas

Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced that New York City had reached an agreement with Motivate, the operator of Citi Bike, to improve bike share coverage in some of Citi Bike’s busiest neighborhoods. Starting next spring, Citi Bike will add a total of 1,250 bikes and 2,500 docking points in Manhattan, as well as in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. This new coverage will help the program meet increasing demand for bike share as well the expected surge in cycling created by the closure of the L train tunnel in April 2019. Citi Bike also announced that as part of its plans for the L train tunnel closure, it would temporarily expand valet services, as well as offer riders a new, temporary “shuttle” service over the Williamsburg Bridge on its new pedal-assist bikes.

Learn more via the press release