About Citi Bike
Citi Bike is New York City's bike sharing system. Intended to provide New Yorkers and visitors with an additional transportation option for getting around the city, bike sharing is fun, efficient and convenient.
A bike sharing system consists of a fleet of specially designed, sturdy, very durable bikes that are locked into a network of docking stations sited at regular intervals around a city. The bikes can be rented from and then returned to any station in the system, creating an efficient network with many possible points and combinations of departure and arrival.
With thousands of bikes at hundreds of stations, Citi Bike is available for use 24 hours a day, all year round. The station network provides twice as many docking points as bicycles, assuring that an available dock to return your bike is always nearby.
Citi Bike is operated by NYC Bike Share LLC, an affiliate of Motivate. Motivate is a unique company focused solely on operating large-scale bike share systems.
The History of Citi Bike
NYC DOT announces the selection of Motivate as the bike share operator for New York City, kicking off an unprecedented public input process.
NYC DOT and NYC Bike Share announce the system name Citi Bike, with Citibank as the title sponsor and MasterCard as the Preferred Payment Partner.
Launch of Citi Bike with thousands of bikes at hundreds of stations throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Total distance travelled on the system passes 20 million miles.
Announcement of first phase of an expansion plan that will double the size of network from 6,000 to 12,000 bikes. In summer 2015, new stations are coming to Bed-Stuy, Greenpoint, Long Island City and Williamsburg, followed by Upper East Side and Upper West Side expansion in fall 2015.
About the Operator
Citi Bike is operated by NYC Bike Share, a subsidiary of Motivate, an American firm that is the only company in the world focused on operating large-scale bike share systems. Motivate designed, launched, and operates Capital Bikeshare in Washington DC and Arlington VA, Divvy in Chicago, Hubway in Boston, Melbourne Bike Share in Melbourne, Australia, Pronto! Cycle Share in Seattle WA, Bike Share Toronto in Toronto, CoGo in Columbus OH, Bay Area Bike Share in Bay Area CA and Bike Chattanooga in Chattanooga, TN.