NYC DOT, Council Member Rodriguez and Lyft Celebrate New Inwood and Washington Heights Citi Bike Stations, Which Will Complete Manhattan Expansion

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The New York City Department of Transportation and Lyft today joined City Council Transportation Chair Ydanis Rodriguez and Upper Manhattan community organizations today to celebrate the launch of a Citi Bike expansion in Inwood and Washington Heights that will extend the bike share service area from the Battery to 220th Street, covering the entire island of Manhattan.

With the 36-station expansion and the addition of Citi Bike’s 20,000th bicycle, Citi Bike will surpass Paris’ Velib as the largest bike share system in the world outside of China, based on the number of bike docks with more than 42,000 overall.

"We’re thrilled to celebrate another major milestone in the growth of Citi Bike, an essential part of New York City’s transportation system that has played an important role in keeping our essential workers moving during the COVID crisis, with the Critical Workforce Membership Program and new stations at medical facilities like Lincoln and Harlem Hospitals," said NYC DOT Manhattan Borough Commissioner Ed Pincar. "DOT’s completion of a record number of protected bike lanes in 2020 has paved the way for greater bike share growth, and we want to thank our partners at Lyft, along with Council Member Rodriguez and all the local community groups who have supported this expansion and helped us select station locations."


A photo of Commissioner ED Pincar with Lyft officials in front of a Citi Bike station.