Three cyclists riding Citi Bike on Allen ST, in Manhattan
100 Million Rides & 1,000 Stations!

Citi Bike, New York city's bike share program recently achieved it 100 millionth trip since it's launch in May 2013! Please check out this quick-scrolling gif, with a series of bike share photos.

 

A rapidly scrolling gif, showing different photos of Citi Bike throughout the years.
GIF courtesy of Lyft

 

In addition, Lyft recently installed their 1,000th bike share station! This station was installed at East 160th Street and Tinton Avenue. To celebrate this momentous occasion, a mural was painted around the corner at the World of Light International building. The mural was created by Andre Trenier. Please see the mural below:

 

a mural of a black woman riding a blue bike
Image Courtesy of Lyft

 

Beryl Bike Share - Update

Beryl, a United Kingdom-based bike share operator, and DOT recently announced a new launch timeline for the Staten Island dockless bike share program. The program, originally scheduled to launch April 2020, has been delayed due to the impact of COVID-19 and will launch in Spring 2021.

For more information, please read Beryl's blog post

 

a beryl bike next to a break wall.
Image Courtesy of 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 30-day 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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