Mayor Announces Low-Cost Citi Bike Membership will be Available to all SNAP Recipients

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Mayor Bill de Blasio, DOT and HRA today announced that Citi Bike would become more accessible to New Yorkers, by expanding Citi Bike’s $5 per month membership. Previously only available to NYCHA residents, starting today, New Yorkers who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, will be eligible, bringing Citi Bike to a broader population. More than 1.6 million New Yorkers rely on SNAP to help feed their families every day. The new program is presented by Healthfirst, the largest not-for-profit health insurance plan in New York City, and was announced at the Bed-Stuy Restoration Corporation.

To apply for this discount, SNAP recipients can visit Citi Bike's Reduced Fare page and enter their EBT card number or NYCHA tenant ID. Citi Bike is partnering with HRA, the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation and other to begin a robust community outreach program with in-person, multilingual sign up opportunities at SNAP enrollment centers, greenmarkets, NYCHA developments, and community centers. NYCHA residents already enrolled in the discount program do not need to reapply.

Learn more via the press release