In the News: Bed-Stuy’s Citi Bike success could lead to expansion

Citi Bike’s partnership with the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation is boosting membership among lower income residents and people of color in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn.

When Citi Bike expanded throughout Bedford-Stuyvesant last fall, many viewed the network as a harbinger of gentrification. Usage was low. Residents griped over the loss of parking to make way for new stations.

But a local community development organization saw Citi Bike as a tool to combat the neighborhood’s health, employment and transportation issues. Through a partnership with the city last June, the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation has been able to reshape the perception of bike sharing while breaking down barriers to accessibility.

Read on: Bed-Stuy’s Citi Bike success could lead to expansion, advocates hope amNY  July 12, 2016