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Lyft announces 'LyftUp' - A new initiative to expand bike share access

LeBron James in front of crowd of teenagers at a YMCA in New York. Behind him are a row of block "Lyft" branded bikes.

Lyft is partnering with LeBron James and Uninterrupted to expand bike share access across the country. This partnership will provide free one year memberships to Citi Bike to eligible 16 to 20 year old. In collaboration with the YMCA, the Y is also going to educate on bike safety.

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Open House at St. George Library!

A crowd of people talking to DOT employees about Beryl.

The NYC Department of Transportation will be at the St. George Library on Wednesday, January 29th from 1 to 6 PM. Visitors will be able to meet the DOT Street Ambassadors team, who can tell you tomorrow about the next steps of dockless bike share on Staten Island.

Unable to come to the open house? The Ambassadors will also be at multiple NYPLs across he North Shore & Mid Island the week of January 21st. Please look out! 

 

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Update: Electric Bikes Returning This Winter, with New Pricing

Two people riding Citi Bike e-bikes.

Electric Bikes Will Be Back This Winter

Lyft recently announced that pedal-assist electric Citi Bikes, which first debuted last summer 2018, will be returning Winter 2019/2020. Earlier this year, the e-bikes were pulled amid braking issues. The new e-bikes will have a different brake setup, as well as new battery supplier, and several hundred bikes will be launched.

Different Pricing Scheme

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

Two Citi Bike riders on the East River Greenway.

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

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Mayor de Blasio Signs Safe Streets Bill Into Law

Mayor Bill De Blasio triumphantly raining his pen after signing the Safe Streets Bill. Surrounding him are members of "Families for Safe Streets", an advocacy group.

New legislation commits City to build 250 miles of protected bike lanes and 150 miles of dedicated bus lanes over five years, submit new street design master plans regularly

Mayor Bill de Blasio today signed new safe streets legislation into law, the latest step in the Administration’s progress implementing Vison Zero to make New York City’s streets safer. The legislation was introduced by Speaker Corey Johnson.

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