New York City Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan and New York City Bike Share have released a statistical report card of Citi Bike’s first month of operation, with riders taking more than a half-million trips since the bike share system launched.
“From skyrocketing sign-ups to an interplanetary number of miles traveled, New Yorkers are showing that when it comes to their enthusiasm for Citi Bikes, the sky’s the limit,” said Commissioner Sadik-Khan.
Citi Bike launched on May 27 to annual members and June 2 to users purchasing daily and weekly passes in the initial service area, including Manhattan below 59th Street and in the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Brooklyn Heights, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Williamsburg, Clinton Hill, Fort Greene and DUMBO, with bike share stations located every few blocks. Citi Bike is the nation’s largest bike share system and is funded by a $41 million sponsorship from Citi, one of the world’s leading global banks, and without City subsidy. Annual members receive an electronic key to undock a bike from any station, allowing unlimited trips up to 45 minutes without incurring any additional costs. Twenty-four-hour and seven-day access passes provide unlimited 30-minute trips. For more information or to purchase a membership, visit citibikenyc.com.