Mayor de Blasio and Motivate, the operator of Citi Bike, today announced that Citi Bike will continue to expand this summer. This expansion, expected to begin in August, will bring the popular bike share service further north into Manhattan to 110th Street, while expanding its Brooklyn footprint to the neighborhoods of Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Gowanus, Park Slope and Red Hook.

“The recent growth and expansion of Citi Bike is great for New York City, and something we are proud to have helped secure,” said Mayor de Blasio. “My former neighbors in Park Slope will certainly welcome the blue bikes this summer, and their arrival in transit-deprived neighborhoods like Red Hook illustrates our continued commitment to strengthening all of our communities and fighting inequality.

This next round of expansion is expected to add about 140 docking stations altogether. Citi Bike will comprise more than 600 docking stations, and will have increased to 10,000 bikes by the end of 2016. In 2015, Citi Bike saw its busiest year ever, with over 10,000,000 total rides taken. The program currently has over 100,000 annual members.

“We are thrilled that Citi Bike continues to grow and grows more convenient to more New Yorkers,” said Department of Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg. “With today’s announcement, Motivate will both add more neighborhoods to the bike-share network while also bringing more bikes and stations to established neighborhoods. With annual membership at about the cost of six weeks’ use of a monthly Metrocard, even more New Yorkers will have a new, fast and easy transportation option.”

“This year Citi Bike is getting bigger and even better,” said Jay Walder, President and CEO of Motivate, the operators of the Citi Bike program. “We are connecting the City like never before. And as we expand to new neighborhoods, we continue our efforts to invite more and more New Yorkers to try this healthy, convenient and fun way to get around.”

“After a record-breaking 2015, Citi Bike is on pace for an even bigger 2016 with more than a million trips in April alone,” said Citi Head of Public Affairs Edward Skyler. “With the addition of new bikes and the expansion into new neighborhoods, the most innovative and sustainable transportation network in New York is getting even bigger and better.”

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Citi Bike Expansion Continues this Summer Bringing System to 10,000 Bikes

Mayor de Blasio and Motivate, the operator of Citi Bike, today announced that Citi Bike will continue to expand this summer. This expansion, expected to begin in August, will bring the popular bike share service further north into Manhattan to 110th Street, while expanding its Brooklyn footprint to the neighborhoods of Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, […]

Motivate Celebrates National Bike Month

Motivate Celebrates National Bike Month

Motivate systems celebrate National Bike Month with a wide variety of activities, in partnership with our clients and local organizations.

Motivate Bikes Assembled in Detroit

Motivate has begun assembling bike share bikes in Detroit, Motivate CEO Jay Walder and Detroit Bikes Founder Zak Pashak announced today. Motivate’s bikes will now be designed, engineered and assembled in the United States, allowing the company to respond to enormous demand for new and expanding bike share systems,  with quality, speed and reliability.