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Motivate Celebrates Earth Day

We celebrate Mother Earth with each mile we pedal but Earth Day is a great opportunity for us to reflect on how those many miles add up to big change. Last year alone, riders on Motivate systems reduced CO2 emissions by 29,625,723 lbs, with 15,797,817 of those lbs coming from Citi Bike riders. And a […]

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In the News: Slate on Citi Bike’s Bike Angels Program

Any member of a bike share program has come up against one of two frustrating scenarios: a full dock at the end of a trip, or an empty dock at the start. Bike-share professionals call this the “rebalancing problem,” in which riders overload a system’s most popular takeoff points and destinations, rendering docks useless. The […]

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Winter Riding Tips from the Experts

Motivate is lucky to have hundreds of dedicated employees across all 11 of our systems, and many of them love to bike. In fact, many of them do it all year long. The truth is: winter riding can be exhilarating (and it can even expedite commutes while drivers sit in gridlock), and the vast majority of our […]

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Citi Bike Installs Blaze Laserlights on 250 Bikes

As part of an ongoing commitment to safer cycling in New York, Citi Bike installed an innovative new safety feature — the Blaze Laserlight– on 250 bikes this winter. The pilot program aims to make Citi Bike riders more visible to drivers and pedestrians, creating safer conditions on the road and providing greater peace of […]

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Citi Bike Rings In New Year with 14 Million Trips

With 14 million rides in 2016, Citi Bike set another North American bike share record. (For a fun comparison, that’s more than double the 6.3 million people who visited the popular Metropolitan Museum of Art during the last fiscal year!) In fact, for the second year in a row Citi Bike riders have taken more […]

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Happy New Year from Motivate!

Seasons greetings, friends. Please join us in taking a look back at our busy, joyful and bike-filled 2016! Here are some of the happiest and funniest (and a few of the strangest) things that happened this past year. Here’s to many more smiles and many more miles together in the year ahead!

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Staff Outing to Recycle a Bicycle

Recently, Motivate linked up with Recycle a Bicycle (RAB), an innovative and beloved NYC non-profit and one of our close partners, for a staff outing. Motivate staff helped RAB with a “bike build” — refurbishing bikes for kids. Launched in 1994, RAB provides youth with job training and environmental education through programs like Earn-A-Bike, which […]

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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 […]