Citi Bike, New York City’s bicycle sharing program, adds an affordable and convenient new option to New York City’s menu of transportation choices. Citi Bike gives New Yorkers the option to easily extend their reach by grabbing a public-use bike from a local kiosk and dropping it off at another one at the end of the trip. Transportation Alternatives championed this program and works to organize local communities to win bike share stations for their neighborhoods.
Launching with 6,000 bikes and 300 stations, the Citi Bike program will eventually have a total of 10,000 public use bikes at 600 automated docking stations around Manhattan and Brooklyn. Alta Bicycle Share, the country’s leading bike share vendor, runs the program in New York. By offering the option to become members for a day, week, month or year, people will be able to use the bikes with ease in a way that makes the most sense individually. An annual membership with the program will cost less than a monthly MetroCard, and members will have unlimited access to bikes for trips under 45 minutes.
For more information about Citi Bike and to become a member visit citibikenyc.com.