Three cyclists riding Citi Bike on Allen ST, in Manhattan
NYC DOT, Council Member Rodriguez and Lyft Celebrate New Inwood and Washington Heights Citi Bike Stations, Which Will Complete Manhattan Expansion
A photo of Commissioner ED Pincar with Lyft officials in front of a Citi Bike station.

 

The New York City Department of Transportation and Lyft today joined City Council Transportation Chair Ydanis Rodriguez and Upper Manhattan community organizations today to celebrate the launch of a Citi Bike expansion in Inwood and Washington Heights that will extend the bike share service area from the Battery to 220th Street, covering the entire island of Manhattan.

With the 36-station expansion and the addition of Citi Bike’s 20,000th bicycle, Citi Bike will surpass Paris’ Velib as the largest bike share system in the world outside of China, based on the number of bike docks with more than 42,000 overall.

"We’re thrilled to celebrate another major milestone in the growth of Citi Bike, an essential part of New York City’s transportation system that has played an important role in keeping our essential workers moving during the COVID crisis, with the Critical Workforce Membership Program and new stations at medical facilities like Lincoln and Harlem Hospitals," said NYC DOT Manhattan Borough Commissioner Ed Pincar. "DOT’s completion of a record number of protected bike lanes in 2020 has paved the way for greater bike share growth, and we want to thank our partners at Lyft, along with Council Member Rodriguez and all the local community groups who have supported this expansion and helped us select station locations."

Staten Island Bike Share - April 2021 Update

On April 6, 2021, Beryl announced that it will not launch dockless bike share on Staten Island.

Full statement from Beryl

COVID-19 & Citi Bike Update

As New York City grapples with the spread of COVID-19, DOT is working closely with Citi Bike to ensure that New Yorkers have a safe and accessible way to move around the City in this difficult time. We know biking is a preferred way to get around for many and our priority is to ensure the health and safety of all New Yorkers during this time.

Here is what DOT and Lyft are doing to ensure your safety as you ride:

  • Increasing cleaning protocols: Citi Bike associates will disinfect high-contact surfaces on bikes each time they arrive at a Citi Bike depot. At the start of each shift, associates will disinfect high-contact surfaces on vans used to transport vehicles.

  • Continue our work by expanding Citi Bike to Upper Manhattan and the South Bronx later this spring

  • Accelerate plans to add more docking stations in the busiest parts of the service area

  • Increased valet capacity by 30% and expanded Bike Angels points

  • Launching the Citi Bike Critical Workforce Membership Program, aimed at providing a free annual membership to first-responders, transit workers, and healthcare workers

To learn more about Citi Bike’s efforts to ensure rider and employee health and safety, please visit Citi Bike's blog.

Please be safe during this time. For general information regarding COVID-19, please visit the Center for Disease Control’s website. For additional information regarding the City of New York’s response to COVID-19, please visit City of New York's website.

 

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