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2020 applications for Community Grants and Partner Keys programs are now open

A photo of a group of people checking out multiple Citi Bikes.

As part of its commitment to transportation equity, Citi Bike is working closely with community partners to invest in increasing access to bike share in low-income neighborhoods and underrepresented communities.

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Citi Bike Critical Workforce Membership Program

A row of Citi Bikes parked at a station

Mayor Bill de Blasio, NYC DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg and Lyft announce free Citi Bike memberships for critical workforce in response to COVID-19.

Today, Mayor de Blasio, NYC DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg, and Lyft unveiled the Citi Bike Critical Workforce Membership Program, providing the first-responder, healthcare, and transit workforce with a free month of Citi Bike membership.

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Citi Bike E-Bikes, returns to the system fleet

Two electric bikes at a station in midtown

Lyft announced that, starting today, pedal-assist electric Citi Bikes, which first debuted summer 2018, will be returning to the system fleet. The e-bikes were originally pulled due to braking issues. These new bikes are a different model from the earlier bikes, and 250 will be available starting today. By the end of 2020, the number of available bikes bikes will reach several thousand. 

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Mayor de Blasio Announces Major Progress on Green Wave Plan to Make Streets Safer for Cyclists

The cover slide of the "Green Wave Progress Report - February 2020"

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Commissioner Polly Trottenberg today released a progress report on the Green Wave, the City’s plan to make streets safer for cyclists. The City has built 104 miles of protected bike lanes (PBLs) since 2014, including 21.4 miles completed in 2019. The de Blasio Administration has built over 400 miles of bike lanes since 2014.

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Bronx and Upper Manhattan Draft Plan and Maps Available!

The front page for Bronx Community Board 1 draft

In early February, NYC DOT went to Manhattan Community Boards 9, 10, and 11, as well as Bronx Community Board 1 to present a draft plan for Citi Bike stations in their neighborhood. The draft plan takes into account the public outreach we've received, as well as other siting criteria, including ADA accessibility, parking loss and nearby utilities. Installations are expected to start in these areas later this spring. 

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