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07.07.15 Prachi Gupta

If you see someone zipping around New York City on a Citi Bike, disobeying traffic laws and running red lights without a helmet, chances are that someone is male. That’s because Citi Bike users are overwhelmingly male, reports the New York Times, noting that “women take about a quarter of all trips by Citi Bike […]

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06.22.15 Prachi Gupta

Researchers at the McGill School of Urban Planning have found that homes close to a city bike-share station saw increased property values in Montreal. According to lead author and university professor Ahmed El-Geneidy, the finding has implications for other cities with bike share programs, like New York. “We expect studies on other cities will also […]

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06.12.15 Aymann Ismail

Citi Bike is revamping its fleet, adding 2,400 sturdier models that were designed by Ben Serotta, the legendary frame builder whose bikes have been ridden in the Olympics. The new bikes weren’t built with racing in mind, of course, but with customizability, functionality and safety. Serotta researched the bikes by talking with bike share employees, […]

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06.11.15 Prachi Gupta

Perhaps Upper West Side residents have cooled a bit to the idea of CitiBike a bit since last month. Locals are now up in arms over several proposed locations for CitiBike docks, calling them “horrible,” DNAinfo reports. The Post, with its usual flair for hyperbole, goes so far as to call the future bike zones […]

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05.21.15 Liam Mathews

The NYPD has pinned 11 muggings since early Febuary on a cycling thief who rides up on a either a Citi Bike or a regular bike with a basket on the front and snatches purses away from women. Not very intimidating, but effective. He’s like a real-life “on my way to steal your girl” meme, […]

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05.14.15 Liam Mathews

Today, for the first time in Citi Bike’s two-year history, a sponsor has underwritten a day of free passes for anyone who wants to ride one of the slow blue bikes. From 12:01 AM to 11:59 PM on May 14, all a rider has to do is swipe a credit card and select a 24-hour […]

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04.28.15 Liam Mathews

Maybe you have a cousin who’s a bad influence and gets you in trouble. Maybe you are that cousin to someone else. In any case, every family has a troublemaker, and that cousin is convenient scapegoat when you get caught. A guy in the Bronx used that excuse when he got caught 5 miles away […]

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04.24.15 Liam Mathews

A bill recently reintroduced in the City Council by Ydanis Rodriguez, chair of the Transportation Committee, and Brad Lander, would require the private corporation that runs Citi Bike to publish “revenues generated by the Citi Bike program, whether the program had a deficit or a profit and how much such deficit or profit was, and […]

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12.16.14 Prachi Gupta

Ben Fried over at Streetsblog has essentially audited a recent audit on Citi Bike oversight by New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer’s Office and has found that it is inaccurate, reporting, “Comptroller Scott Stringer’s office took so long to produce an audit of Citi Bike maintenance that major issues flagged in the report no longer […]

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12.12.14 Prachi Gupta

The Citi Bike program has been a boon to New Yorkers and for the city’s congested streets, but an audit has found that there’s “shoddy oversight” over the program and that the bikes suffer from “poor maintenance.” A Friday press release from New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer’s office stated that Citi Bike program operator […]

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