City releases boundaries of Citi Bike’s next expansion, which will double the current service area by 35 square miles and triple the number of bikes to 40,000; System will expand to a diverse range of communities, including the South Bronx and northern Manhattan in the next year.Read More
Citi Bike riders broke the monthly ridership record in July 2019. 2.2 Millions trips were taken on a Citi Bike during July.
In addition, Citi Bike riders broke the record for daily ridership yesterday (August 1st). Citi Bike riders completed 89,466 trips.Read More
The New York City Council passed Intro 1457-A, a bill to allows cyclists to follow "Leading Pedestrian Signals" or LPI. LPIs are when a walk signal starts before showing a green light to car traffic. These signals improve pedestrian traffic by allowing pedestrians to cross before turning vehicles. This change makes cyclists more visible in the intersections, where most crashes occur.
The bill, drafted by Carlos Menchaca, goes into effect December 20th.Read More
Vision Zero: Mayor de Blasio Announces "Green Wave" Bicycle Plan to Address Cycling Fatalities -- With Citywide Protected Bike Lane Network and Increased Enforcement
Mayor Bill de Blasio today released “Green Wave: A Plan for Cycling in New York City” to confront the rise in cycling fatalities in 2019. As cycling continues to grow dramatically, the $58.4 million plan combines design, enforcement, legislation, policy and education to make the City’s streets safer for cyclists -- and all street users.Read More
The NYC DOT Street Ambassadors went out yesterday to Stapleton, talking to residents about the possible borough-wide dockless bike share project on Staten Island. The Ambassadors were providing resources out to residents on how they could give feedback on the project after its estimated launch in late-summer 2019.
The Ambassadors will continue to be on Staten Island throughout the summer, so look for them in at popular destinations!