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

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

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 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