NYC DOT And Lyft Announce New Citi Bike Equity Advisory Board to Ensure Inclusive and Equitable Bike Share Expansion to Additional NYC Neighborhoods

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As Part of Lyft’s $100 Million Expansion Commitment, Citi Bike Service Area Will Double By 35 Square Miles; New Stations Recently Added to Network in Bushwick, Ridgewood, and at Broadway Junction

Diverse 20-Member Panel Includes City Agencies, Community Based Organizations, Public Health Advocates, Cycling Groups, and More

Today, NYC DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg and Lyft announced the formation of the Citi Bike Equity Advisory Board, a 20-person panel that will help to create an even more accessible bike share network for New Yorkers by advising, evaluating, and promoting Citi Bike’s bike share equity efforts. These growing efforts include affordable membership options, on-the-ground programming, and diverse community partnerships and will be focused especially in the upcoming expansion areas in Upper Manhattan, the South Bronx, and central Brooklyn and Queens.

“Equity and accessibility are central to our vision for doubling Citi Bike’s footprint across New York City,” said NYC DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg. “We are thrilled that our partners at Lyft have brought together such a thoughtful and diverse group of leaders to serve on its pioneering Equity Advisory Board. This group will make sure that Citi Bike’s effective work through New York City communities remains front-and-center -- as we expand the bike-share network to the South Bronx, northern Manhattan, central Brooklyn, and beyond.”

“One year ago, Lyft announced a $100 million plan to double the Citi Bike footprint, and as Citi Bike grows to serve millions more New Yorkers, we have a unique opportunity to grow our vision for an even more equitable and accessible bike share network,” said Caroline Samponaro, Head of Micromobility Policy at Lyft, the operator of Citi Bike. “The brand-new Equity Advisory Board will strengthen Citi Bike’s ongoing community engagement work in New York and serve as a model for Lyft’s bike share equity efforts in cities nationwide.”

For more information, please see the full press release.

UPDATE: We've had our first meeting of the Citi Bike Equity Advisory Board. Check out a couple of photos from the meeting below.


A member from the equity board giving a presentation. On this slide shows the community engagement that has taken place throughout fall 2019.


Another photo of the Equity Board during the meeting. In the middle-left of the photo is DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg.