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Enter The Takeaway Bike Challenge

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Enter The Takeaway Bike Haiku Challenge today! Entries are open until 11:59 PM Eastern time on Sunday, September 22.

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Transportation Nation

Bike Share Blue is the New Black

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

WNYC

Tens of thousands of New Yorkers -- whether they are plugged into this week's Fashion Week offerings or no -- are already employing a hot new color for spring 2014 merely by hopping on a Citi Bike.

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Transportation Nation

Is Bay Area Bike Share Launching with Too Few Bikes?

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

KALW

Bay Area Bike Share will launch its pilot program on Thursday. The $7,000,000 program, which is run by the regional Bay Area Air Quality Management District and city transit agencies, will roll out 700 bikes at 70 kiosks in heavily trafficked commuter areas of San Francisco, San Jose, and three other Peninsula cities.

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Transportation Nation

TIMELINE: NYC's Uncertain Bike Share Expansion

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

New York's Citi Bike is already the biggest bike share program in the country, but it was supposed to be bigger by now. A lawsuit between Citi Bike's operator and its insurance company could slow progress further. Throughout the launch process expansion plans and projections have shifted. We compile them here in an interactive timeline. 

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Transportation Nation

Weiner on Wheels: From "Ripping out F*ing Bike Lanes" to 'Expand Citi Bike to Five Boroughs'

Monday, August 05, 2013

WNYC

NYC Mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner wants to expand Citi Bike to all five boroughs, according to a new list of policy proposals issued by his campaign.  He also wants to require landlords to offer bike parking. 

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Transportation Nation

Does Citi Bike Hurt or Help Local Bike Rental Companies?

Monday, August 05, 2013

WNYC

Two months after the launch of New York City's bike sharing program, the people who run bike rental companies in New York City agree: Citi Bike is changing their businesses. But they can’t agree if it’s helping or hurting.

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Transportation Nation

NYC Official: Citi Bike NOT Coming to Queens in September

Monday, July 29, 2013

In a sign of how popular bike share has become, Jimmy Van Bramer, the council member from Long Island City, said in no uncertain terms Monday that Citi Bike would come to his district in September.  But the New York City DOT says that's not the case.

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Transportation Nation

The Three (and a Half) Citi Bike Usage Patterns

Sunday, July 28, 2013

WNYC

Like commuters and migratory birds, Citi Bike riders flock together in predictable flows. An early look at the available NYC bike share user data point to three (-ish) patterns. 

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Transportation Nation

Truckloads of Bikes Not Enough to Meet Citi Bike Demand at Penn Station

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

WNYC

Following our story on the problem of popularity facing New York's bike sharing program, we get a photo essay on the Citi Bike Facebook page that shows how hard the company is working to keep up with peak demand... and how it's still not enough. 

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Transportation Nation

At Penn Station, the Early Bird Catches the Citi Bike

Monday, July 22, 2013

WNYC

As 10 a.m. approached, Renato Lopes rushed up to the last working Citi Bike at 33rd and 8th Ave oozing haste and gratitude.

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Transportation Nation

Maryland Officials Pitch Capital Bikeshare Expansion To Residents

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

All this week Montgomery County officials are speaking with residents about the upcoming expansion of the D.C.'s bike share program into the county later this summer.

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Transportation Nation

Bike Share Speak: Backwards Seat = Broken

Monday, June 24, 2013

New York's bike share program is barely a month old, and users are already developing ways to communicate faulty equipment to each other -- and to the city.

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Transportation Nation

Citi Bike Fail Rate Drops Sharply

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

WNYC

The system is still experiencing problems. But after we wrote about this last week, the percentage of stations out of service for four or more hours dropped from an average of ten percent to about two and a half percent.

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Transportation Nation

Chicago Bike Share Also Hitting Snags

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

WBEZ

(Tim Akimoff, WBEZ) This summer was supposed to be the summer of the giant bike share launches.  New York's started on Memorial Day, but with lots of bugs. Now Chicago's is being delayed, by two weeks.

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Transportation Nation

Ten Percent of Citi Bike Docks Appear to Fail Each Day

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

To be sure, our analysis isn't perfect. But by scraping station data, the WNYC Data News Team found that, in the last week, an average of 35 stations -- ten percent of the program's 330 stations -- had no activity for four or more hours during the day, indicating no bikes were checked out or returned.

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Transportation Nation

Wall Street Journal Editor Has Even More to Say on Bike Share

Friday, June 07, 2013

WNYC

When the Wall Street Journal's Dorothy Rabinowitz called Citi Bike a product of Mayor Bloomberg's "autocratic, totalitarian" mind, the reaction wasn't exactly muted.  New York Magazine concocted a Venn diagram addressing why conservatives hate Citi Bike (hint: it's vaguely French), and even Jon Stewart jumped in with"Slow Down, Lady Hunger Games!" and a hefty 5 1/2 minute segment. Now, Rabinowitz is back for more.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Bike Share Day 1; And a Transportation Road Rally

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

NYC's bike share launched yesterday. Janette Sadik-Khan, NYC transportation commissioner, discusses the program and her vision for a bike-friendly NYC.

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Transportation Nation

Bike Share Wins Manhattan Transpo Showdown

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

As part of the "first-ever thoroughly unscientific WNYC Transportation Road Rally," three WNYC staffers were taken to a corner on the Lower East Side and assigned separate modes of transportation: bike share, taxi, and subway. The challenge: be the first to make his/her way back to the station, located in Manhattan's far west Soho neighborhood.

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Transportation Nation

NYC Mayoral Candidate Weiner: The Bike Lane Debate Has Been "Venomous"

Thursday, May 23, 2013

New York City's newest mayoral candidate spoke at great length Thursday morning about a range of issues. But the last question: since the city's bike share program launches in four days, how does Anthony Weiner really feel about bikes?

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Transportation Nation

T Minus Five Days: New York's Bike Share App is Now Live

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The bikes won't hit the streets for another five days, but users can now download the official Citi Bike app.

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