Citi Bike stations have cropped up this year in brownstone Brooklyn and on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Next year, the blue bicycles will inch farther afield into Harlem and Astoria in Queens.

Back from the verge of bankruptcy, Citi Bike is widely viewed as a success. With tens of thousands of people using the bikes each day, it has become an increasingly popular way to navigate New York City.

But the nation’s largest bike-share system is now confronting a larger question: Is it an amenity for mostly affluent neighborhoods, or a public transportation system for all New Yorkers?

Some city leaders are calling for Citi Bike to expand for the first time to the Bronx and Staten Island.

Read on: Citi Bike Under Pressure to Expand to Low-Income Neighborhoods, New York Times, December 5th, 2016

In the News: NYTimes on Push to Expand Citi Bike Further into Lower Income Areas — Motivate

In the News: NYTimes on Push to Expand Citi Bike Further into Lower Income Areas

Citi Bike stations have cropped up this year in brownstone Brooklyn and on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Next year, the blue bicycles will inch farther afield into Harlem and Astoria in Queens.

Back from the verge of bankruptcy, Citi Bike is widely viewed as a success. With tens of thousands of people using the bikes each day, it has become an increasingly popular way to navigate New York City.

But the nation’s largest bike-share system is now confronting a larger question: Is it an amenity for mostly affluent neighborhoods, or a public transportation system for all New Yorkers?

Some city leaders are calling for Citi Bike to expand for the first time to the Bronx and Staten Island.

Read on: Citi Bike Under Pressure to Expand to Low-Income Neighborhoods, New York Times, December 5th, 2016