5 Ideas That Could Help Save Citi Bike

5 Ideas That Could Help Save Citi Bike

Image via Mr. TinDC PUBLIC-PRIVATE FUNDING When 6,000 Citi Bikes rolled onto the streets Manhattan and Brooklyn for the first time nearly a year ago, former NYC Mayor Michael…

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Upper Manhattan Could Soon Be Getting Its First Protected Bike Lane

Upper Manhattan Could Soon Be Getting Its First Protected Bike Lane

The New York City Department of Transportation wants to give Upper Manhattan bikers a helping hand with a whole new set of bike lanes, as well as the area’s first protected bike lane…

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Could This Proposed Tax Break Help Citi Bike with Its Financial Woes?

Could This Proposed Tax Break Help Citi Bike with Its Financial Woes?

It's no secret now that Citi Bike is having financial woes, but New York Senator Charles Schumer has an idea that could help them out. Schumer has proposed an amendment to a tax bill…

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Help Students Petition for Pedestrian and Bike Lanes on the Rockaway Freeway

Help Students Petition for Pedestrian and Bike Lanes on the Rockaway Freeway

A group of students in Far Rockaway want to make a section of the Rockaway Freeway safer for pedestrians and cyclists, and they need your help to do it. Youngsters from the Rockaway…

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New QueensWay Workshops Reveal Plans for Zip-Lines, Ping-Pong Tables and a Giant Slide

New QueensWay Workshops Reveal Plans for Zip-Lines, Ping-Pong Tables and a Giant Slide

At the workshop, WXY Architecture and DLand Studios showed their designs for the project, which will renovate the former Long Island Rail Road track into a new linear path surrounded…

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Citi Bike Reportedly Needs Millions in Funding to Stay Afloat

Citi Bike Reportedly Needs Millions in Funding to Stay Afloat

NYC’s Citi Bike system is in hot water, and the program's leaders are scrambling to raise tens of millions of dollars to keep it afloat. The Wall Street Journal reports that the…

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Friends of the QueensWay Unveils Preliminary Designs for a High Line-Style Elevated Park and Bike Path

Friends of the QueensWay Unveils Preliminary Designs for a High Line-Style Elevated Park and Bike Path

Friends of the QueensWay and the Trust for Public Land have released new renderings illustrating their plan to turn a stretch of train tracks in Queens into a High Line-style public…

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PHOTOS: Inhabitat Uses the ShareRoller to Turn a Regular Citi Bike into an Electric Bike

PHOTOS: Inhabitat Uses the ShareRoller to Turn a Regular Citi Bike into an Electric Bike

Photo courtesy of Jeff Guida Guida, a New York-based engineer and entrepreneur, created the ShareRoller after being turned off by Citi Bikes' hefty frames. "I kind of felt like I was…

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Find One of These Art-Adorned Citi Bikes and Get Free Admission to the Armory Show

Find One of These Art-Adorned Citi Bikes and Get Free Admission to the Armory Show

Citi Bike will be getting into the spirit of next week's Armory Show by showing off 10 art-emblazoned bikes designed by world-renowned artist Xu Zhen. The bike share program teamed up…

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New Jersey Cities Hope to Launch New Regional Bike Share System

New Jersey Cities Hope to Launch New Regional Bike Share System

The cities of Hoboken, Jersey City and Weehawken in New Jersey are teaming up to launch a bike share system this summer that will offer 800 bikes, 50 bike stations and two…

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Citi Bike Share Inequality Becoming More of an Issue in New York City

Citi Bike Share Inequality Becoming More of an Issue in New York City

With all of the talk about income inequality in newly elected Mayor Bill de Blasio's New York City, the unequal distribution of Citi Bike stations thus far has been facing more…

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What Does the Bankruptcy of the Company That Built Citi Bike Mean for Bike Sharing in NYC?

What Does the Bankruptcy of the Company That Built Citi Bike Mean for Bike Sharing in NYC?

Bixi, the Montreal-based non-profit that developed the technology for New York City's bike sharing program, has filed for bankruptcy. Although the financial crisis isn't entirely…

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PHOTOS: People Pedal Citi Bikes to Power the 2014 Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball!

PHOTOS: People Pedal Citi Bikes to Power the 2014 Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball!

Andrew Brent, director of Citi public affairs, told us the charged Citi Bike event came together at the very last minute during the first week of December. Citi Bank teamed up with the…

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Get Cool Perks for Helping Get Up and Ride Bike Tours Set Up Their Brooklyn Storefront

Get Cool Perks for Helping Get Up and Ride Bike Tours Set Up Their Brooklyn Storefront

Get Up and Ride's Brooklyn-centric bike tours have already earned recognition as TripAdvisor's most sought-after activity for visitors to the borough, but with their popularity, they've…

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How Citi Bike is Preparing for Its First Winter in NYC

How Citi Bike is Preparing for Its First Winter in NYC

It always seems to be sunny and warm in those pictures of smiling Citi Bike riders traversing New York on their shiny blue bikes. But the reality is that winter has settled upon the Big…

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Citi Bike Gets Ready for Major 4,000 Bike Expansion

Citi Bike Gets Ready for Major 4,000 Bike Expansion

Expect more celebrity Citi Bike sightings as the NYC bike share program gets ready for a major expansion. According to The NY Post, the city is preparing to add 4,000 new blue bikes…

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First Wooden City Bike by Bough Bikes Hits the Streets of NYC (PHOTOS)

First Wooden City Bike by Bough Bikes Hits the Streets of NYC (PHOTOS)

Wooden city bike crosses Brooklyn Bridge from Bough Bikes USA on Vimeo. "This bike generates amazing responses on the streets of Brooklyn and Manhattan," said Zoon, who rode the…

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Leonardo DiCaprio Undocks Citi Bike, Makes Fanny Pack Look Cool (PHOTOS)

Leonardo DiCaprio Undocks Citi Bike, Makes Fanny Pack Look Cool (PHOTOS)

From the cobalt color of his Citi Bike key, it looks like Leo was not a founding member, but has nonetheless probably clocked in an impressive amount of miles. The actor and…

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First Google Glass Citi Bike App Lets Riders Search for Open Docks Hands-Free

First Google Glass Citi Bike App Lets Riders Search for Open Docks Hands-Free

Are you a Citi Bike rider sick of fumbling for your phone to look up directions or locate an empty bikeshare dock? If so, interactive agency R/GA Prototype Studio has a solution for…

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MTA Announces Winners of App Quest Competition to Help New Yorkers Better Navigate the City

MTA Announces Winners of App Quest Competition to Help New Yorkers Better Navigate the City

The City Mapper app Most New Yorkers know how to navigate the subway system, but even the most seasoned straphanger has been thrown for a loop once or twice. To make trips easier…

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See BMX Legend Tyrone Williams Use a Citi Bike To Perform Epic Tricks

See BMX Legend Tyrone Williams Use a Citi Bike To Perform Epic Tricks

While Citi Bikes have given thousands of New Yorkers a clean and green way of getting around NYC, they're not exactly known for their speed or agility. That is, of course, unless…

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Nine Miles of New Bike Lanes Coming to Queens

Nine Miles of New Bike Lanes Coming to Queens

It may seem like Manhattan and Brooklyn have been receiving the lion's share of bike-related privileges, but Queens residents have made it clear that they enjoy biking too, dammit!…

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Beyoncé Biked Over the Brooklyn Bridge to Her Last Barclays Center Concert

Beyoncé Biked Over the Brooklyn Bridge to Her Last Barclays Center Concert

It looks like not all of the world's celebrities ride around in gas-guzzling SUVs. Apparently, mega-star Beyoncé biked across the Brooklyn Bridge to get to her last concert at the…

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Gullible New Yorkers Fall for Citi Bike Built-In Spy Camera Joke

Gullible New Yorkers Fall for Citi Bike Built-In Spy Camera Joke

Between a proposed ban on large sodas and a sophisticated surveillance network, New York is quickly becoming a nanny state. Perhaps that's why so many New Yorkers actually fell…

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Citi Bike Users Can Now Rent Sanitized Helmets, But Would You Wear One?

Citi Bike Users Can Now Rent Sanitized Helmets, But Would You Wear One?

Renting helmets to Citi Bike users is a business model that quite a few people pondered, but most couldn't get past the idea of wrapping your skull with someone else's sweat. Luckily,…

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