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, a wholly-owned subsidiary 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.
About the Operator
Citi Bike is operated by NYC Bike Share, a wholly owned subsidy 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.
Bike Share Systems in our Family
New York joins a growing list of cities offering bike sharing to its citizens and visitors.