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Transportation Nation

Citi Bike Bailout Not Till End of Summer

Thursday, July 03, 2014

The city's financially beleaguered bike share system is being bailed out by the same company that owns a chain of gyms.

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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

Public Advocate: Use City $ to Save Citi Bike

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

WNYC

Could an option ruled out by the Mayor come back into play?

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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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Transportation Nation

We're Citibiking to Work, Not Play

Monday, March 31, 2014

New Yorkers are using Citi Bike as a key part of their commute, not just for touristy joyrides, according to new data released by the bikeshare system and analyzed by NYU’s Rudin Center for Transportation.

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Transportation Nation

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

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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Transportation Nation

Some Citi Bike Commuters Laugh in the Face of Snow

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

This morning's wet snow has made the morning commute more of a slog than usual. But that hasn't stopped some New Yorkers from continuing to commute using the city's bike share program.

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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

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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New Tech City

Grossology, Tolerant Taxis + Smart Bikes

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Experiments in the life sciences, taxi technology and bike sharing are helping regular people do DIY scientific research and transform the way they get around. 

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WNYC News

Weekend Staff Picks: Tunnels, Tours & Punk

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Here are some tips from WNYC staff members on what to do this weekend.

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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

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

The Transportation Nation Bike Advice Project

Friday, May 24, 2013

WNYC

With bike share beginning in NYC, potentially thousands of people will be biking New York who haven't ever done so before. They need advice. Let's give them some. Listen to some tips -- and upload your own -- inside.

And for everything else you wanted to know, click here.

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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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Transportation Nation

Bike Share. The New Corporate Perk.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

WNYC

The bikes aren't even on the street yet, but New York businesses are planning for the launch of bike share later this month.

While some small storekeepers are bemoaning the big gray docking stations because they take up parking spaces for customers or limit delivery space, larger businesses are taking a rosy view of the city's new transit option.

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Transportation Nation

With Two Weeks To Go Before Memorial Day Launch, NYC Bike Share Hits 10,000 Members

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

“Citi Bike is generating more excitement than we’ve ever seen for a new transportation option and there’s no sign of it stopping,” said DOT head Janette Sadik-Khan. (And that number could already higher: a source told TN that he just purchased membership number 11,490.)

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Transportation Nation

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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