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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.Read More
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.Read More
Due to city and state guidance on public gatherings at this time, DOT will not we able to hold Citi Bike public workshops in Bronx Community Boards 2, 3, or 4 this spring. However, we still want to hear from community members in Highbridge, Morrisania, and Hunt's Point.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Thanks for attending our Citi Bike community workshop for Manhattan CB 12 - We're still accepting station suggestions!
Thanks to all that attended our Citi Bike community planning workshop last Thursday, January 30th!Read More
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.Read More
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!
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 SchemeRead More
NYC DOT And Lyft Announce New Citi Bike Equity Advisory Board to Ensure Inclusive and Equitable Bike Share Expansion to Additional NYC Neighborhoods
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 MoreRead More
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.Read More
The feedback portal map for Manhattan Community Boards 9, 10 & 11, as well as Bronx Community Board 1 is now closed. Thank you for all your comments! These comments help our planners determine the best place for Citi Bike stations.
Continue to check the Citi Bike phase 3 expansion feedback portal for a new feedback map. In this new map, you'll be able to give suggest stations in Manhattan Community Board 12 and Bronx Community Board 4.
A new bike share provider, Beryl, will provide borough-wide service in the spring with over 1,000 new bikes; Over the next month, first phase of North Shore dockless pilot will end with the departure of companies JUMP and LimeRead More
The feedback portal map for Manhattan Community Boards 9, 10 & 11, as well as Bronx Community Board 1 will be closing this Friday, November 15th, around noon.Read More
Citi Bike is offering 50% off a 3 Day Pass in celebration of the NYC Marathon, this Sunday. If you use the code MARATHON19, you can get the 3 day pass for $12. The 3 Day Pass allows for unlimited 30-minute trips over a 72-hour period.
This offer will end November 3rd.
The community workshops for Citi Bike Phase 3 outreach will be in the next two weeks! After a brief presentation and discussion, participants will be able to comment on a location you think would be appropriate for a Citi Bike station or a location you think would not be suitable for a Citi Bike station. All sessions begin at 6 and 7 PM. Specific dates and location details for each community board are as follows:Read More
The Citi Bike Phase 3 expansion just started in Bushwick, with the installation of a Citi Bike station at Bushwick Ave and DeKalb Ave (in front of the Brooklyn Public Library - DeKalb Branch). Stations will continue to roll out in the next couple of weeks. Stay tuned to Citi Bike's station map to see what stations they install!
A total of 85 photos will be installed starting later this month. A map of the added service area is below.
Would you like additional information about Citi Bike? Citi Bike Ambassadors will be at neighborhood events to talk to residents about Citi Bike. Check out the dates below.
Saturday, September 28th, 1PM-6PM
Havemeyer Street, S 4th street - Grand Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Taste of Ridgewood
Thursday, October 17th, 11AM - 5PM
69-02 64th street
Ridgewood, New York 11385
Free Ride Day, presented by Healthfirst, is almost here. This Saturday, September 21st, celebrate the last weekend of summer with a free Citi Bike Day Pass, available exclusively on the Citi Bike app.
For more details on how to redeem, please visit Citi Bike's news post.
Fighting Gridlock: DOT and NYPD Announce 2019 “Gridlock Alert” Days, As Well As Improved Cycling Access During Next Week’s United Nations General Assembly; Citi Bike Offers Gridlock Discount
The New York City Department of Transportation today announced its 2019 Gridlock Alert Days, which for the second year will include the week of United Nations General Assembly (September 23rd to September 30th). 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
Citi Bike will be at the 3rd annual Party on The Park this coming Sunday, 9/22. You'll be able to test ride a Citi Bike, try one an adaptive handcycle, as well as get discounted memberships! Stop by the Citi Bike station at 125th St.
Hosted by Uptown Grand Central, Party on the Park features multiple city agencies, neighborhood businesses and community-based organizations. Please visit their website to learn more!Read More
Citi Bike will be at Boogie on the Blvd this weekend, Sunday 9/15! The event runs from 2 to 6 PM on Grand Concourse, between 162nd & 170th St.
Citi Bike will be handing out discounted memberships, free giveaways, and a chance to try out adaptive handcycles, a bike that people with a physical disability can use! It's pictured below.
For more information about Boogie on the Blvd, please visit their website.
Citi Bike is partnering with the public library systems in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens to offer one month of free Citi Bike rides for NYCHA residents and SNAP recipients.
More than 7,500 New Yorkers have signed up for Reduced Fare Bike Share in its first year, riding twice as often as annual members. With the help of the City’s libraries, Lyft wants to say Thank You!Read More
New York City Department of Transportation has released a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) that would create a new demonstration project for dockless bike share in the Rockaways. This demonstration project is modeled after the Staten Island RFEI that was released earlier this 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!
Summer Streets is right around the corner! Please join the DOT on Park Avenue for nearly seven miles of car free streets, activities and celebrations! DOT's annual summer event will be back for the first 3 Staurdays in August ( 3rd, 10th & 17th) from 7 AM until 1 PM.Read More
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
The NYC DOT Street Ambassadors were out in Staten Island over the past two days, talking to residents about the possible borough-wide dockless bike share project. On Sunday, the Ambassadors were at the New Dorp Weekend Walks Family Fun Day. On Monday evening, the Ambassadors were at the Eltingville Transit Center, talking to commuters. The Ambassadors were providing resources out to residents on how they could give feedback on the project, as well as bike resources. The project is expected to launch Summer 2019.Read More
The NYC DOT Street Ambassadors have been out over the past couple of weeks, talking 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 summer 2019.
Th Ambassadors will continue to be on Staten Island throughout the summer, so look for them in at popular destinations! Here are some photos from their past outings:
The NYC DOT Street Ambassadors were out yesterday chatting with people about adding more Citi Bike stations to areas of Bushwick & Ridgewood to help residents, visitor, and commuters get to where they need to go.
If you missed them, you can still give us your feedback! Please visit our feedback portal to add locations you think might be a good place for a Citi Bike station, as well as areas not suitable for a station.
The NYC DOT Street Ambassadors were out yesterday chatting with people about adding more Citi Bike stations to areas of Bushwick & Ridgewood to help residents, visitor, and commuters get to where they need to go.
If you missed them, you can still give us your feedback! Please visit our feedback portal to add locations you think might be a good place for a Citi Bike station, as well as areas not suitable for a station.Read More
Join New York City's Better Bike Share Partner Bed Stuy Restoration Corporation for weekly community bike rides during Bike Month and the rest of the year. You can bring your own bike or RSVP and reserve a Citi Bike for the ride!
For more details for the upcoming ride, please visit Restoration's event page.
Car Free Earth Day is an annual car-free event, which will be held this year on Saturday, April 27th, the Saturday immediately following Earth Day. The Event opens thirty blocks of Broadway from Times Square to Union Square for people to explore on foot during event hours, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Programming is presented at six rest stops: Times Square (42nd Street and Broadway), Garment (38th Street and Broadway), Herald Square (34th Street and Broadway), City Zone (26th Street and Broadway), Flatiron (23rd Street and Broadway), and Union Square (17th Street and Broadway).Read More
Successful North Shore pilot begun during City Hall in Your Borough last July could go wider this summer; DOT solicitation posted in City Record today.Read More
To coincide with Earth Day, Citi Bike will be offering free Day Passes on Monday, April 22nd. The Citi Bike Day Pass will work until 11:59 PM, and allows the user to take unlimited 30-minute rides.
For more information on how to redeem, please visit Citi Bike's blog post detailing the offer.Read More
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