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May 9, 2013

NYC Citi_Bike,_bicycle_in_a_rackNYC Citi Bike’s bicycle sharing program is set to provide 6,000 bikes & 330 bike rack stations in Manhattan & Brooklyn beginning May 27, 2013.

One of the biggest questions is, ‘Where is NYC going to put all those bicycles?’

Might not be an issue for NYC, which expects to generate $36 million in activity and 170 new jobs for the city, not to mention some serious advertising for Citibank, which paid $41 million for the contract, and payment partner MasterCard, who pledged $6.5 million.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , — mtohn @ 6:03 pm

NYC Citibike_bicycleAfter a number of stops and starts, NYC’s bicycle sharing program, called Citi Bike, is set to launch on May 27, 2013.

Sign up by May 17, 2013 — you can have the privilege of being part of Citi Bike’s first week

Sign up after June 2, 2013 — you can take a Citi Bike for a spin anytime.

Some Key Facts

  • 8,000 members have already signed up
  • 6,000 bikes & 330 bike rack stations in Manhattan & Brooklyn to start
  • 10,000 bikes at the height of the program

How It Works

1. Purchase access for a period of 24 hours, 7 days or annually (Annual membership is purchased online).

  • Annual Membership: $95, 45 min rides*
  • 7-Day Membership: $25, 30 min rides*
  • 24-Hour Membership: $9.95, 30 min rides* Read more…
Filed under: Bicycles — Tags: , — mtohn @ 5:46 pm
August 23, 2011

With all those new bicycle lanes in NYC, what happens if you don’t have a bike? That’s where NYC bicycle-sharing comes in.

You’d pay a membership fee and then be able to use any of the 10,000 bicycles located at 600 bike racks in Manhattan south of 60th Street.

According to Crain’s New York Business, NYC has just a few weeks until the September 1, 2011 deadline to pick the vendor to supply the bikes and racks, and implement the program.

The NYC bicycle sharing program was supposed to launch in April 2012, but now it’s been pushed back to mid-2012.

Filed under: Bicycles,Getting Around NYC — Tags: — mtohn @ 12:49 pm