News & Events Archive

Five-Borough Bike Share: NYCDOT Plans to Expand Public Bike Share with New Dockless Technology

5 boros Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today that NYC DOT has released a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) that could bring bike sharing to outer-borough neighborhoods that Citi Bike has not yet reached – including in the Bronx and on Staten Island. The RFEI seeks innovative companies and ideas around next-generation “dockless” public bike share systems. The City will continue to support and strengthen Citi Bike, and prioritize new systems that complement existing service. Read More

Party on Park!

Party on Park On Sunday, October 1st, NYC DOT joined NHEMA, Uptown Grand Central, BHC, Citi Bike, El Barrio Bikes, NYC Health, East Harlem and numerous other groups to Party on Park for a car-free event on Park Avenue between 125th and 118th Streets. Read More

Citi Bike Begins Fall 2017 Expansion into New Neighborhoods

Docking a Citi Bike NYC DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg and Jay Walder, President & CEO of Citi Bike operator Motivate announced today that Citi Bike is continuing its expansion this fall, starting September 12th, bringing 2,000 new bikes and 140 new stations to three boroughs: Harlem up to 130th Street in Manhattan (CB9, CB 10 & CB11); Astoria and Long Island City in Queens (CB1 & CB2); and Crown Heights and Prospect Heights in Brooklyn (CB8 & CB9). This year’s growth fulfills a commitment to double the bike-share system’s size by the end of 2017. Read More

Final Maps Released for Bike Share Expansion in Manhattan CB9 and CB10

Thumbnail_MN CB 9_Final Plan Map NYC DOT conducted an extensive participatory planning and outreach campaign with the local communities in Morningside Heights and Harlem to select Citi Bike locations. Per the program’s siting guidelines, this process included more than twenty-five meetings and events with Community Boards 9 and 10, local elected officials, area institutions, BIDs, and other community organizations. From public workshops to community presentations, DOT actively engaged with the community and listened to their concerns and comments. Read More

Final Map Released for Bike Share Expansion in Long Island City (Queens CB2)

Scaled down iamge NYC DOT conducted an extensive participatory planning and outreach campaign with the local community to select additional Citi Bike locations in Long Island City over the last year. This process, per the program’s siting guidelines, included more than a dozen meetings and events with Community Board 2, local elected officials, area institutions, BIDs, and other community organizations. From public workshops to community presentations, DOT actively engaged with the community and listened to their concerns and comments. Read More

Final Map Released for Bike Share Expansion in Astoria (Queens CB1)

QNS CB 1_Final Plan Map_Thumbnail NYC DOT conducted an extensive participatory planning and outreach campaign with the local community to select Citi Bike locations in Astoria last fall. Per the program’s siting guidelines, this process included more than eighteen meetings and events with Community Board 1, local elected officials, area institutions, BIDS, and other community organizations. Through public workshops and community presentations, DOT actively engaged with the community and listened to concerns and comments. Read More

Final Map Released for Bike Share Expansion in Brooklyn CB8 and CB9

Thumbnail_BK CB 8 9_Final Plan Map NYC DOT conducted an extensive participatory planning and outreach campaign with local communities in Prospect Heights and Crown Heights to select Citi Bike locations. Per the program’s siting guidelines, this process included more than twenty meetings and events with Community Boards 8 and 9, local elected officials, area institutions, BIDs, and other community organizations. From public workshops to community presentations, DOT actively engaged with the community and listened to their concerns and comments. Read More

Community Planning Workshop: Queens CB2

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Community Planning Workshop: Queens CB1

Community Planning Workshop Update: Photos from the workshop are up on our Flickr! Read More

Community Planning Workshop: Brooklyn CB 8 and CB 9

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Final Map Released for Bike Share Expansion in Brooklyn CB6

Final Map Released for Bike Share Expansion in Brooklyn CB6

NYC DOT conducted an extensive participatory planning and outreach campaign with Community Board 6 neighborhoods to select Citi Bike stations starting in spring 2012 and again in summer 2015. This process, per the program’s siting guidelines, included more than 30 meetings and events with CB6, local elected officials, area institutions, BIDs and other community organizations. Read More

Community Planning Workshop: Manhattan CB 9

Community Planning Workshop Update: Photos from the workshop are up on our Flickr! Read More

Community Planning Workshop: Manhattan CB 10

Community Planning Workshop Update: Photos from the workshop are up on our Flickr! Read More

Final Maps Released for Bike Share Expansion in Manhattan CB7 and CB8

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NYC DOT conducted an extensive participatory planning and outreach campaign with local communities to select Citi Bike locations on the Upper East and Upper West Sides in late 2014 and early 2015. This process, per the program’s siting guidelines, included more than 50 meetings and events with Community Boards 7 and 8, local elected officials, area institutions, BIDs, and other community organizations. Read More

Community Planning Workshop: Manhattan CB 11

Community Planning Workshop Update: Photos from the workshop are up on our Flickr! Read More

Community Planning Workshop: Brooklyn CB 6

Community Planning Workshop Update: Photos from the workshop are up on our Flickr! Read More

Community Planning Workshop: Manhattan CB 8

Community Planning Workshop Update: Photos from the workshop are up on our Flickr! Read More

Community Planning Workshop: Manhattan CB7

Community Planning Workshop Update: Photos from the workshop are up on our Flickr! Read More

Citi Bike is Expanding!

Citi Bike station in Queens You’ve probably already heard the news: bike share is expanding to more boroughs! Back in October 2014, NYC DOT, Alta Bicycle Share and Citi Bike announced an agreement between New York City and Alta Bicycle Share to operate, improve, and double the size of the largest bike share program in North America. Read More

Citi Bike is Here!

Citi Bike station Citi Bike officially launched to annual members on Monday, May 27. As of 5 p.m., members had made more than 6,000 bike trips, and traveled over 13,000 miles – greater than half the Earth’s circumference! Visit Citi Bike’s blog for more stats, facts and tips. Read More

Where You’ll See Bike Share Stations

Citi Bike As CitiBike begins station installation around town, you’ll notice that they’re located in different places. These locations were selected through an extensive public process and each community selected the locations that worked best for their needs. Read More

Suggestion Archive

Location suggestions As of the spring of 2013, New Yorkers contributed over 10,000 suggestions and 65,000 votes for where the initial Citi Bike stations should go. Read More

NYC Bike Share: Designed by New Yorkers

NYC Bike Share Planning for the bike share system in New York City involved one of the most extensive community planning processes in the city’s history. This included 400 meetings and a website that received over 10,000 suggestions and 55,000 clicks of support for station locations. Read More

Citi Bike Station Map

Location suggestions Citi Bike will be the largest bike share system in North America, with 600 stations and 10,000 bikes. DOT invited New Yorkers to help shape the system, and we received tens of thousands of ideas on our online suggestion map, and many more in community workshops throughout the service area. Read More

How it Works

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Citi Bike will give New Yorkers access to sturdy, safe bikes at self-service docking stations around the city. People can use the bikes by becoming long- or short-term members. Annual members enroll online and receive a touch pass for unlocking bikes. For one- or seven-day memberships, users can sign up at any station kiosk with a credit card. The bikes can be returned to any station in the system, creating an efficient network with many possible points and combinations of departure and arrival. With membership, users can take an unlimited number of trips. Read More

Citi Bike to Launch in NYC

Citi Bike NYC DOT and NYC Bicycle Share are happy to announce that Citi is the official sponsor of the NYC Bike Share system. Private sponsorship, combined with user fees, means that no taxpayer dollars will be used to operate the system in NYC. Read More

Spring 2012: Bike Share Demonstrations

Bike share Demo Throughout the spring, NYC DOT and Alta Bicycle Share will be teaming up to present bike share demonstrations throughout the city. Bike share demonstrations are opportunities for New Yorkers to see how bike share will work. Stop by any demonstration to test ride a bike, check out the bike share equipment, ask questions and give feedback about the program. Read More

Spring 2012: Bike Share Community Board Presentations

NYC This spring DOT will present an overview of plans for Bike Share in New York City to various Community Board in Manhattan and Brooklyn. An operator for the system has been selected and DOT will outline the community engagement process. Read More

Presentación sobre “Bike Share”: El Puente

El Puente Vea una presentación interactiva sobre “Bike Share” (Sistema de bicicletas públicas compartidas) dado por el personal del Departamento de Transporte (DOT) y el Puente Green Light District en El Puente, situado a 289 Grand Street, entre Havemeyer y Roebling Streets, Brooklyn. Aprenda cómo Ud. puede participar, pregúntenos sobre el sistema, y recibe algunas entregas gratuitas. Read More

Spring 2012: Community Planning Workshops

Community Planning Workshop Help us plan in person! Community Workshop season continues! Add your community board workshop to your calendar and come out to support station locations that work for you. Read More

「自行車共用」簡報 (共用公用自行車): Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (CCBA)

Two Bridges 自行車共用 Bike Share 簡報:Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (CCBA) 歡迎蒞臨 Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (地點在 Bayard Street 與 Canal Street 之間的 62 Mott Street) 參加由 DOT 官員舉辦的 自行車共用 Bike Share 簡報中文場。現場將由 DOT 官員進行解說,您將從中瞭解如何參與、提問並獲得精美贈品。Councilmember Margaret Chin 及 Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer 合作參與舉辦本次活動。 Read More

Community Workshops Kick Off with Big Turnouts

Work shop map The first of DOT’s Community Workshops were a huge success! Over 100 New Yorkers from Hell’s Kitchen, Chelsea, Clinton, the West Village, Tribeca and SoHo came out to help select locations for Bike Share stations in their respective neighborhoods. Read More

Two Wheel Transit: NYC Bike Share at the Center for Architecture

Two wheel transit Two Wheel Transit: NYC Bike Share opened recently to a standing-room-only crowd with a talk by DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan and Alta Bicycle Share president Alison Cohen. The exhibition, running through February 4 at the Center for Architecture, features bike share bikes from around the world, plus video and information about bike share systems, as well as showing how bike share will work in New York City. Read More

Winter & Spring 2012: Bike Share Open Houses

Bike grand central This year, NYC DOT and Alta Bicycle Share are bringing bike share indoors! Bike share Open Houses will give New Yorkers the opportunity to learn about the system, check out the bikes, ask questions and give feedback during the cold-weather months. Read More

Presentación sobre “Bike Share”: Grand Street Settlement

Grand Street Settlement ¿Tiene Ud. interés en “Bike Share,” el sistema de bicicletas públicas compartidas lanzando próximamente? Ver una presentación interactiva en español sobre el sistema, dado por el personal del Departamento de Transporte (DOT) a las 18:00-19:00h el jueves 19-enero, en el Grand Street Settlement, situado a 80 Pitt Street, Sala 109 en Manhattan. ¡Aprenda cómo Ud. puede participar, pregunte sobre el sistema, y recibe algunas entregas gratuitas! El personal del DOT estará disponible para sus preguntas. Read More

Winter 2012: Community Planning Workshops

Community Planning Workshop Help us plan in person! Community Workshop season is upon us! Add your community board workshop to your calendar and come out to support station locations that work for you. Read More

Winter 2011: Bike Share Open Houses

Bike grand central This winter, NYC DOT and Alta Bicycle Share are bringing bike share indoors! Bike share Open Houses will give New Yorkers the opportunity to learn about the system, check out the bikes, ask questions and give feedback during the cold-weather months. Read More

New Yorkers Back Bike Share

Demo citi bike station A recent Quinnipiac University Poll revealed that 72% of New Yorkers support bike share. With a 3-1 margin, the poll shows the broad support bike share has already earned here in NYC. Read More

2011: Bike Share Community Board Presentations

NYC DOT will present an overview of plans for Bike Share in New York City to various Community Board in Manhattan and Brooklyn. An operator for the system has been selected and DOT will outline the community engagement process. Read More

Bike Share: An Economic Win for NYC

Bike share Demo New York City is introducing bike share in order to give New Yorkers more options for getting around the city. Did you know that forty percent of all trips in New York are less than one mile and sixty-seven percent of all trips are less than three miles? Bike share will make these trips cheap, easy, efficient and fast. The system will  also give New Yorkers access to a bike when they want one, without having to worry about storage or maintenance. Read More

Station Suggestion Recap

Station location suggestions Thank you, NYC, for your enthusiasm about bike share and your participation so far in helping us plan the system! As of September 20 at 3:30pm, we have received 5,566 individual station nominations and 32,887 support clicks. Read More

Fall 2011: Bike Share Demonstrations

Bike share Demo Throughout the fall, NYC DOT and Alta Bicycle Share will be teaming up to present bike share demonstrations throughout the city. Bike share demonstrations are opportunities for New Yorkers to see how bike share will work. Stop by any demonstration to test ride a bike, check out the bike share equipment, ask questions and give feedback about the program. Read More

September 2011

Alta Bicycle Share NYC DOT announces the selection of Alta Bicycle Share as the bike share operator for New York City, kicking off the public input process. Read More

November 2010

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NYC DOT releases a Request for Proposals to operate a bike share system in New York.

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August 2009

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A number of bike share operators demonstrate their systems at Summer Streets

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Spring 2009

Bike Share Opportunities in New York

NYC Department of City Planning releases its bike share feasibility study, Bike Share Opportunities in New York.

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August 2008

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NYC DOT releases a Request for Expressions of Interest in operating a bike share system in New York.

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