News & Events Archive
To better serve the Bushwick community during the L train "slowdown", DOT will add Citi Bike stations to provide denser coverage to help residents, visitors, and commuters have a safe and reliable alternative to get where they need to go. DOT plans to install some of these stations in Brooklyn’s Community Boards 4 prior to the start of the L train "slowdown", which is expected to start on April 27th, and additional stations will be installed throughout the summer.Read More
Please visit Citi Bike's Twitter page to learn more moments throughout its almost 6 year existence.Read More
Starting today, Citi Bike will be adding 4,000 electric bikes over the coming months. When this rollout is complete, approximately one-third of all Citi Bikes in the fleet will be electric. In addition, Citi Bike is currently adding 13 new Citi Bike stations to its busiest areas, and 2,500 more docks to existing and new stations as a part of the NYC DOT & Citi bike "Read More
NYC DOT’s dockless bike share pilot, which aims to test the newest technology in the bike share industry, will be extended for at least another 90 days to further evaluate the service model. This keeps the pilot running until May 2019. This is the second extension the pilot has received. The first was at the end of November 2018.Read More
Please check out Citi Bike's video on their "Year in Review". It goes over all the moments and milestones in 2018, as well as what is coming in the future! Enjoy!
Presenting the Citi Bike Year in Review! 🎉
Check out the video below for all the incredible Citi Bike moments and milestones you helped us achieve in 2018. 🚲 pic.twitter.com/pBGnA0Yhtn
The NYC Department of Transportation now has a survey to collect feedback regarding the dockless bike share pilot program that was launched in select areas in the summer of 2018. Whether you used a dockless bike or not, we'd like to hear from you! NYC DOT is collecting feedback through a short survey. The results of this survey will help inform the next steps for dockless bike share in NYC. The survey should take 2 to 5 minutes to complete.
Citi Bike is offering 25% off their popular 3-Day passes from November 21st through November 28th, as well as December 12th through 21st.Read More
Since 2013, New Yorkers have ridden 123 million miles and burned 5 billion calories (equal to 18 million slices of pizza!)Read More
NYC DOT’s dockless bike share pilot, which aims to test the newest technology in the bike share industry, will be extended for at least another 90 days.
“DOT has extended Lime’s pilot operations by another 90-day period for the purpose of further evaluation. Motivate and JUMP have also been offered the same extension for 90 days from each company’s start date," according to DOT spokesperson Alana Morales.Read More
In appreciation of the women and men who have served, Citi Bike is offering new and renewing members $35 off annual memberships to all active, reservist, veteran and retired US military personnel.
In honor of Veterans Day 2018, the first 100 customers who sign up from November 12th through the 18th will receive a Citi Bike helmet in addition to the $35 discount when signing up for an annual membership.Read More
BIKE TO VOTE: Motivate Announces Free Rides on Election Day on Citi Bike, Eight Other Bike Share Systems Across the Country
Rides in nine urban bike share systems across the country will be free on Election Day, North America’s leading bike share operator Motivate announced today. With a lack of transportation options shown to be a major barrier to voting, Motivate’s new effort aims to provide Americans in some of the country’s largest cities with a no-cost, quick and convenient way to get to the polls on November 6th.Read More
The Citi Bike program will be free on Saturday, October 13, in celebration of Healthfirst’s recent sponsorship of bike share access for low-income New Yorkers, NYC DOT, Citi Bike, and Healthfirst leadership announced today. Free day passes will be available in the Citi Bike app and at https://www.citibikenyc.com/freerideday, providing New Yorkers with unlimited free rides up to 30 minutes each throughout Saturday, October 13.Read More
Council Member Carlina Rivera, NYC DOT, Citi Bike Kick Off Women’s Bike Month, Announce Partnership with Girl Up
After a group bike ride to City Hall led by Councilwoman Carlina Rivera, Citi Bike announced that it is taking part in a new nationwide campaign to shrink the gender gap in cycling and is partnering with Girl Up to help more girls around the world ride towards education and a better future.Read More
Thanks for all who came out for Party on the Park this past Sunday, September 30th. Citi Bike & Uptown Grand Central partnered to throw this event. The event closed Park Ave (between 118th and 125th Sts) to cars and opened to people on bikes and walking. There were booths throughout Park Ave, offering face-painting, yoga classes and free Citi Bike rides! Here are a few photos from the event.
Fighting Congestion: DOT Announces Expansion of “Gridlock Alert"; Citi Bike Offers Gridlock Discount
The New York City Department of Transportation announced today that New York City would for the first time expand the City’s Gridlock Alert days to this year include the week of the United Nations General Assembly, scheduled for September 24th to October 1st. Data from the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) note that travel speeds in the Midtown Central Business District on those days are slower than on the ten traditional Gridlock Alert days around the November and December holidays.Read More
De Blasio Administration and Brooklyn Borough President Adams Celebrate City Hall in Your Borough With a Ceremonial Ride Over the Brooklyn Bridge on New Pedal-Assist Citi BikesMayor Bill de Blasio announced that Citi Bike is introducing 200 pedal assist bicycles into its fleet. City Hall staff celebrated with an inaugural ride with Brooklyn Borough President Eric L Adams and City Bike representatives, who rode the new bikes over the Brooklyn Bridge from City Hall to Brooklyn Borough Hall for City Hall in Your Borough. The Administration had previously announced that pedal-assist Citi Bikes, which provide an electric boost that make it easier to climb hills and travel longer distances, would play a critical role in next year’s L train tunnel closure. Read More
Dockless Bike Share Update: DOT Announces that Citi Bike will Join Pilot Program this Summer in the BronxDockless Citi Bikes will be on streets of Fordham neighborhood by mid-August; Withdrawal from the pilot by another company, ofo, led to the change. Read More
The New York City Department of Transportation today named the five companies that would begin to offer dockless bike share later this month in neighborhoods in boroughs outside Manhattan. Regular pedal bikes will be supplied by the companies Lime, Motivate, ofo, or Pace. Those bikes will be supplemented in each community by pedal-assist models offered by either JUMP or Lime. By mid-July, bikes are expected to arrive in the Rockaways in Queens, followed by the central Bronx and Staten Island. Later this year, Coney Island in Brooklyn will also host a pilot.Read More
Mayor de Blasio Announces that in Advance of L Train Disruption, Citi Bike will Increase Coverage in Many of its Busiest AreasNext year, Citi Bike will add approximately 1,250 new bikes – about a 10 percent expansion – while also adding roughly 2,500 docks in Manhattan and Williamsburg; Other new plans introduced to aid in anticipated surge in cycling expected during L train tunnel closure. Read More
NYC DOT conducted an extensive participatory planning and outreach campaign with Community Board 6 neighborhoods to select Citi Bike stations starting in spring 2012 and again in summer 2015. This process, per the program’s siting guidelines, included more than 30 meetings and events with CB6, local elected officials, area institutions, BIDs and other community organizations.Read More
NYC DOT conducted an extensive participatory planning and outreach campaign with local communities to select Citi Bike locations on the Upper East and Upper West Sides in late 2014 and early 2015. This process, per the program’s siting guidelines, included more than 50 meetings and events with Community Boards 7 and 8, local elected officials, area institutions, BIDs, and other community organizations.Read More
Citi Bike will give New Yorkers access to sturdy, safe bikes at self-service docking stations around the city. People can use the bikes by becoming long- or short-term members. Annual members enroll online and receive a touch pass for unlocking bikes. For one- or seven-day memberships, users can sign up at any station kiosk with a credit card. The bikes can be returned to any station in the system, creating an efficient network with many possible points and combinations of departure and arrival. With membership, users can take an unlimited number of trips.Read More