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Citi Bike Celebrates Anniversary With Cupcakes and Complaints

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

New York's bikeshare system turns one on May 27th. But after the bankruptcy of a key supplier, persistent software problems, and a stalled expansion, the path forward is far from clear.

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Transportation Nation

Company Behind Citi Bike Infrastructure Gets New Owner

Monday, April 14, 2014

The company behind much of Citi Bike’s hardware and software has a new owner.

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Citi Bike: Despite Bixi Bankruptcy, We're Fine

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

WNYC

A Citi Bike spokeswoman says the declaration of bankruptcy by a corporate cousin of the company operating New York's bike share won't affect the system.

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Transportation Nation

Barclays is Ending Sponsorship of London's Bike Share

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

WNYC

Barclays is ending its sponsorship of London's bike share program, commonly known as "Boris Bikes" after the London mayor, Boris Johnson, who launched the program.   The bank announced its decision in a statement released Wednesday afternoon, London time

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NYC's Bike Share Stuck At Its Current Size

Friday, November 22, 2013

WNYC

Citi Bike will not be growing any time soon. Six months after the launch of the popular bike sharing program, the New York City Department of Transportation isn't saying when a promised expansion into parts of Brooklyn and Queens will happen. 

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New Tech City

Social Bicycles Brings 'Smart' Bike Share to Hoboken

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

As New Yorkers get used to blue Citibikes and their docks and kiosks on streets in parts of Manhattan and Brooklyn, Hoboken residents across the Hudson are experimenting with a wildly different model for how to share bikes.

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Transportation Nation

Maryland Getting Ready for Capital Bikeshare Expansion

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

With Capital Bikeshare a month away from expanding into Maryland, county leaders are still trying to ready roads for an expected increase in bicyclists.

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Feds Investigating Alta Bicycle Share Over DC Pay Dispute

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

KALW

After Capital Bikeshare employees complained about unfair wage practices, the Department of Labor opened an investigation into Alta Bicycle Share -- the company operating bike share systems in New York, D.C., and Boston.

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As the G Train Door Closes, Citi Bike's Window Opens

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

When New York's MTA closes the three northernmost stations on the G line later this summer, riders may have commuting options beyond shuttle buses: the transit agency is in talks with Citi Bike about the expansion of the city's bike share system to the affected areas.

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Transportation Nation

San Francisco Crowdsourcing Bike Share Stations

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

KALW

Bike sharing is coming to San Francisco and Silicon Valley this August. It’s being launched on a small scale at first -- just 750 bikes in the whole system. But the city is turning to the public to help them plan the system's expansion.

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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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Maryland Gets In On Capital Bikeshare

Monday, June 10, 2013

Capital Bikeshare has been a huge hit for commuters and cyclists in D.C., Arlington and Alexandria, but up until now, the Maryland suburbs have largely been left out of the popular bike-sharing program.

By this summer, that will change.

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Within First Week, NY's Bike Share Memberships Top Washington's

Friday, May 31, 2013

WNYC

Four days into its operation, New York City's Citi Bike has more members than Capital Bikeshare, which has been in operation for two years, and until this week, was the largest bike sharing program in the country. That distinction now belongs to NYC. Despite software problems, protests, and glitches -- some of them well-publicized, Citi Bike's membership has been rising at a clip of about 2,000 members a day.

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WQXR Blog

Using Bike Share to Get to the Concert on Time

Monday, May 27, 2013

With the introduction of the nation’s largest bike-sharing program on Monday, New Yorkers now have another way to attempt making the concert on time.

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Transportation Nation

Your Bike Share Questions, Answered

Friday, May 24, 2013

WNYC

What's with no helmets?  What if there's no room in the docking station?  Aren't I going to sweat?  Everything you really wanted to know about bike share but were afraid to ask, answered here.

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Transportation Nation

Capital Bikeshare's Data Dive: Users Drive Less, Save Money, and Don't Mirror D.C.'s Demographics

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

A new report on D.C.'s bike share system -- currently the largest in the country (at least until Memorial Day) -- teases out some user statistics in a some just-released data. Users patronize businesses near bike share stations, they save $16 a week in travel costs, and they are, on average, "considerably younger, more likely to be male, Caucasian, and highly educated, and slightly less affluent" compared to all commuters in the D.C. region.

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NYC's Bike Share to Launch on Memorial Day

Thursday, May 09, 2013

The largest bike share program in the country will officially roll on May 27. And annual Citi Bike members will get to kick the wheels of the city's bike share program for a full week before everyone else.

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Transportation Nation

The Curious (Legal) Case of the Bike Share Bollard on Bank Street

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

WNYC

UPDATE 6:05 p.m. ET: Instead of a bike rack, a massive barricade of rock now sits in front of a tony apartment building in the West Village--a building that filed the first lawsuit against NYC's new bike share program. But it's not clear who put the rock there or why.

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Transportation Nation

2013 Is a Boom Year for Bike Share, Here's Which Cities Will Launch Next (MAP)

Monday, April 22, 2013

North America is seeing a boom in bike sharing program launches. The number of cities planning to add bicycles as public transportation on the continent is expected to jump by 50 percent this year, bringing the total number to 53.

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Transportation Nation

Orlando On Track For Bike Share Next Spring

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

WMFE

Orlando's transportation planning agency says the city could see a bike sharing system up and running by next spring, in time for Central Florida's SunRail commuter train, a program we reported on last fall. On Wednesday Metroplan Orlando's bike share working group got a look at bikes produced by one of the companies angling for a toe hold in Central Florida.

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