The City Council wants to bring bike share to every neighborhood within the next four years, with taxpayer dollars making that goal a reality.

Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez set forth that proposal during Monday’s transportation committee hearing on the future of Citi Bike and emphasized the need to focus on outer borough neighborhoods where lower-income residents have virtually no transit options, such as the South Bronx, parts of Staten Island and central Queens.

Although the privately funded bike share service has a fleet of 10,000 rides available across Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan and nearly 120,000 active annual riders, the councilman said public dollars should be earmarked to get bikes in every community by 2020.

Read on: Citi Bike Expansion in NYC…amNY, November 28th, 2016, cover story

2016 November — Motivate

Monthly Archives: November 2016

In the News: Citi Bike’s Next Turn– City Council Wants to Expand Service

The City Council wants to bring bike share to every neighborhood within the next four years, with taxpayer dollars making that goal a reality. Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez set forth that proposal during Monday’s transportation committee hearing on the future of Citi Bike and emphasized the need to focus on outer borough neighborhoods where lower-income residents […]

Motivate CEO, Jay H. Walder, Speaks at the Annual North American Bike Share Association Conference

This is, to put it mildly, an interesting time in our industry, in our cities and in our country as a whole. In fact, frankly, it’s a little hard to focus today after the late night and the surprise outcome of the election. What I do know is that no matter who sits in the White […]

A Note on the Presidential Election From Motivate’s CEO

Last week’s election may be unprecedented in U.S. history, and it has taken me some time to fully grapple with what to say about it.  I was, frankly, a bit shaken by the outcome and I know many of you were too.    To be clear, I truly cherish the free elections that we have […]

Motivate Systems See Incredible Growth in 2016

From Boston to the Bay Area, our systems are expanding fast and furiously. Here’s a rundown: Thanks to our partnership with Ford, the Bay Area Bike Share, soon to be renamed Ford GoBike, is set to expand ten-fold, from 700 to 7,000 bikes. We also won the contract to continue to operate Capital Bikeshare after […]

Citi Bike Sets New Record Numbers of Trips, Setting Pace for the Industry

Advocates and policymakers have long positioned bike share as a new form of transit. Now this vision is becoming a reality. This year Citi Bike broke records with 23 days over 60,000 trips and a peak ridership day of nearly 70,000 trips. And Citi Bike is closing in on 13 million trips for the year. […]

Happy Election Day!

It may not come as a surprise that cyclists are civic-minded. After all, they are reducing their carbon footprint by choosing a sustainable form of transportation to get around town. And today they really get to show off their zeal for the democratic process as they pedal their way to their local polling place and […]

Boston-Area MAPC Selects Motivate to continue Hubway Operations

We are thrilled to share that the Metropolitan Area Planning Council has announced its intention to award Motivate a contract to continue operating the Metropolitan Boston area’s beloved bike share, Hubway. Motivate operates the largest and best-performing bike share programs across North America, with nearly 30,000 bikes and over 200,000 active annual members in 11 […]