Dockless Bike Share Pilot

Dockless pilot service area maps

Bike share has proven itself to be a convenient and affordable transportation option for tens of thousands of New Yorkers every day. As Mayor de Blasio said, “Bike share is now an essential part of our transportation system and another way we’re making sure New Yorkers have many ways to get around town.” Dockless bike share is a new model of publicly available bikes that are unlocked using a smart phone for a nominal fee.  This model offers the potential to expand bike share at potentially lower capital costs and on a faster timeline to areas of the city not currently served by the Citi Bike system.

To determine if this new bike share model is a good fit for New York City, DOT is holding dockless bike share pilots in four areas of the City; the Rockaways in Queens, the North Shore of Staten Island, the Fordham Area in the Bronx, and Coney Island in Brooklyn. The pilots are designed to be small in scale in order to accurately evaluate the service model.

The following vendors are participating in the dockless bike share pilot:

JUMP: operating in Fordham Area – Bronx, North Shore – Staten Island
Lime: operating in North Shore – Staten Island, Rockaways – Queens

Motivate: operating in Fordham Area – Bronx
Pace: operating in Rockaways – Queens