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10.28.14 Bucky Turco

NYC’s popular bike share program, which the people love and the tabloids hate, is expanding. On Tuesday, Citi Bike announced that it will add 6,000 bikes to its fleet and “over 375 new stations” by 2017, most of which are slated for Uptown, Brooklyn and Queens. Jay Walder, the MTA chairman who suddenly resigned in […]

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04.01.14 Andy Cush

At first glance, the video below seems to show a thriving enterprise. Using Citi Bike’s openly available rider data, Jeff Ferzoco and Sarah Kaufman of NYU’s Rudin Center visualized two days in the life of the cash-strapped bike share program: over September 17 and 18 — two 60-degree, non-rainy days — we see 75,000 trips happening […]

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11.25.13 Andy Cush

Despite high ridership and a stellar safety record, the Citi Bike program won’t be expanding beyond its current slate of 6,000 bikes and 332 stations any time in the near future. According to WNYC, the Department of Transportation announced that it wouldn’t be bringing the blue bikes to Astoria and Jackson Heights for another 18 […]

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09.11.13 Aymann Ismail

There’s a lot of talk about the limitatons of Citi Bikes: they’re heavy, people say, they’re slow, and they’re more suited to boring workday commutes than cycling that’s exciting in any way. In the spirit of testing those supposed limits, we asked street BMX king Tyrone Williams–co-owner of Chinatown bike shop Dah Shop and Animal […]

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07.26.13 Aymann Ismail

Seeing empty Citi Bike docks is a beautiful thing. It means the program is a success and people are cruising around our great metropolis without polluting. Here’s some photos I shot over a period of week, because finding a dock without any bikes wasn’t as easy as the Daily News reported. If it wasn’t for […]

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06.25.13 Daniel Kolitz

Are you too cool for a CitiBike? Here’s an alternative as imagined by the Printed Internet. […]

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06.21.13 Andy Cush

With Citi Bike still in its infancy, it can be difficult to know where the closest station is to your destination, to drop off the bike when you get there. There’s an app for that, but if you prefer your technology a little more blinky and futuristic, the people at DIY electronics company Adafruit have […]

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06.17.13 Andy Cush

In the three weeks since it launched, Citi Bike has logged 250,000 rides that total almost 700,000 miles. Yay! But is bike share a thinly veiled totalitarian scheme to overthrow the spirit of democracy in NYC? Stay tuned! Casey Neistat, a filmmaker and well-known member of New York’s All-Powerful Bike Lobby, set out to answer […]

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06.10.13 Andy Cush

An unlikely group hopes to bring more bike share stations to North Brooklyn: Hasidim for Bikes, a Williamsburg-based organization which hopes to “give a voice to the silent majority of Hasidim who live in Hasidic neighborhoods and want bikes in their neighborhoods.” The Hasidic community in Williamsburg has a long history of battling against bikes–one […]

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06.05.13 Bucky Turco & Aymann Ismail

New York City recently launched its bike share program amidst a barrage of alarmist fanfare and apocalyptic predictions from the local tabloids. The naysayers claim that injuries will dramatically increase and warn that the bike docks will wreak havoc on the character of the city’s historic neighborhoods. Some even went so far as to suggest […]

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