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Transportation Nation

Citi Bike 2.0

Monday, March 30, 2015

The new head of New York's bike share company didn't mince words: “Things were broken when we came in.” Now, he said Citi Bike is tackling some of the system's biggest problems.
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Transportation Nation

Citi Bike's Parent Company Changes Name

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Alta Bicycle Share not only has new ownership, but a new name. Effective immediately, the company is now known as Motivate.
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Transportation Nation

Citi Bike's 'Shoddy' Management Left Riders In the Lurch: Audit

Friday, December 12, 2014

A new audit confirms what most New York City bike share users have already experienced: the system suffered from bad management. But officials say better days are ahead.
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Transportation Nation

Men Are From Midtown, Women Are From Brooklyn

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Bike share stations in Manhattan are predominantly used by men, while women prefer brownstone Brooklyn, the East Village and the Lower East Side.

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Transportation Nation

Citi Bike's Winter of Discontent

Friday, March 21, 2014

WNYC

Spring has arrived — and with it, the high season for New York City's bike share program. With nearly 100,000 annual members, its popularity has exceeded estimates. But the program is still in a financial hole.

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Transportation Nation

When Will New York's Bike Share Expand? "Not Ready to Say Yet."

Friday, February 21, 2014

Towards the end of his recent interview with NYC's new transportation commissioner, Brian Lehrer asked the question that Citi Bike's 96,000+ members all want to know: when will the system expand? Here was her response, in full.

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Transportation Nation

Three NJ Cities to Launch Regional Bike Share System

Thursday, February 20, 2014

WNYC

Hoboken, Jersey City and Weehawken are partnering up to launch a regional bike sharing program this summer.

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More Women are Cycling, and Bike Share Riders Are Safer: Study

Monday, February 10, 2014

A new bike study finds more women are riding bikes, and that Citi Bike users are safer riders than other cyclists.

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Transportation Nation

Bankruptcy of Bike Share Company Will Not Immediately Affect Systems in U.S. Cities

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

WAMU

Montreal's bike share company, which also supplies equipment and technology to the largest bike share systems in the U.S., has filed for bankruptcy—but transportation officials in the U.S. say that won't have any immediate impact on operations.

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Transportation Nation

The Weather Outside is Frightful*, But the Bike Share Deals are Delightful

Monday, November 18, 2013

New York's bike share system is closing in on 100,000 annual members -- but the dark, cold winter months are closing in. So to keep bikers biking, the system is offering some enticements.

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Transportation Nation

Citi Bike: 5 Million Rides, 10 Million Miles in First Five Months

Friday, November 08, 2013

WNYC

Okay, we'll bite. It's certainly PR, but also kind of an irresistible factoid: Since its Memorial Day launch, Citi Bike riders have ridden 10 million miles in 5 million rides.  To be sure, there's a ton of stuff the city isn't telling us -- like Citi Bike crash data, re-balancing problems, dock malfunctions, the number of customer service complaints, and a financial summary.  But the numbers they did hand out do capture the imagination.

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Transportation Nation

Chicago's Bike Share Program To Become Nation's Biggest in 2014

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Divvy is poised to eclipse New York as the nation's largest bike share program -- at least in terms of stations -- next year.

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Transportation Nation

Citi Bike's First Five Months: Zero Deaths, 93,000+ Members

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Citi Bike's tens of thousands of annual members have ridden nearly 10 million miles in five months -- without a fatality.

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Transportation Nation

Phoenix Area to Get Regional Bike Share Program Next Spring

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Phoenix's grid system is the inspiration behind the name of its new regional bike share program. But the bike's green color: that's more neon, less cactus.

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Transportation Nation

Beautiful Weather Brings Citi Bike Gridlock

Monday, October 21, 2013

WNYC

I had about as bad an experience as I've ever had docking a Citi Bike this morning -- it took nearly an hour to find a docking station in Lower Manhattan. The supervisor in the Citi Bike call center said it was an unusually busy morning, brought on, no doubt, by the picture-perfect crisp autumn weather.

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Transportation Nation

Survey: 64% of Citibike Users Unhappy About Full or Empty Docks

Thursday, October 17, 2013

WNYC

A survey of nearly 2300 Citi Bike users by the advocacy group Transportation Alternatives finds that about two thirds  -- 64 percent -- say their biggest complaint with the system is that docks are either completely full or completely empty. But 91 percent like the bike share system and want to see it expanded.

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Transportation Nation

Orlando's Bike Share Program to Roll Out in Spring 2014

Monday, October 07, 2013

WMFE

Orlando's bike share program will be up and running next year -- timed to coincide with the launch of Central Florida's commuter rail service.

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The Takeaway

Bike Challenge Winners Announced

Friday, September 27, 2013

After almost 1,200 submissions for the Bike Haiku Challenge, The Takeaway has selected 10 winners. There were tons of beautiful, funny and interesting poems entered by people from all walks of life. The entries show that those in rural towns and big cities, men and women, the young and old love their bicycles, the experience of cycling, and of course, haikus. It was a difficult process for our judges. Here you'll find our 10 winners who will each receive a Takeaway bike helmet.

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The Takeaway

Bicycle Shares: Rapidly Changing Public Transportation

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The visionary man behind Washington D.C.’s pioneering bike share program is now the transportation commissioner for another enormous American city that has rolled out a bike share program: Chicago. His name is Gabe Klein, and he joins us to discuss how biking is changing the face of public transportation and what's next.

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The Takeaway

U.S. Attitudes of Bike Share Programs

Monday, September 16, 2013

How do Americans feel about bike share programs? How many people ride bikes and why? The Takeaway partnered with research firm YouGov to find out what Americans think – this data explains why some folks who love bike share programs, and why some don’t.

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