Three cyclists riding Citi Bike on Allen ST, in Manhattan
Citi Bike Queens Town Hall

A town hall hosted by NYC DOT, Lyft, and Urban Upbound will be held next Wednesday, October 28th. This town hall will focus on the next steps of bike share expansion in Queens' Community Boards 1 & 2, which covers neighborhoods like Astoria, Sunnyside, and Woodside. 

If you register for the meeting using this Zoom link, a free Day Pass will be sent to you! The Day Pass is good for unlimited 30 minute rides in a 24 hour period. You can also watch the meeting on Urban Upbound's Facebook page, with no registration required.

the flyer for the town hall covering Queen's Citi Bike expansion

Feedback map for Brooklyn 7, 10, 12, 14 will close on Sunday, November 8th

The feedback map for Brooklyn's Community Board 7, 10, 12, & 14 will close on Sunday, November 8th. So far, we've collected close to 650 comments on where people would like to see bike share stations in Sunset Park, Windsor Terrace, and South Slope. 

A screenshot of the Brooklyn CB 7, 10, 12 & 14 feedback portal

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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