Citi Bike

Dan Suraci, instructor with Bike New York (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

Course Helps Inexperienced Cyclists Prepare For NYC Bike Share

A week from today, Citi Bike stations in Manhattan and Brooklyn will go online, and thousands of inexperienced cyclists rolling out.

05/20/2013

Sobi Bikes (credit: Sobi)

Hoboken Bike Share Starts In June

With Citi Bike being readied for launch on Memorial Day in Manhattan and Brooklyn, New Jersey’s “Mile Square City” is preparing to launch its own bike share program.

05/16/2013

Citi Bike racks at 11th Street and 6th Avenue (credit: Peter Haskell / WCBS 880)

Bike Sharing Program Finally Going Ahead; Preliminary Media Test Held

New York City transportation officials held a media test run Sunday for the city’s long-awaited bike-sharing program – the biggest in the country.

05/12/2013

Citi Bike station (credit: Handout)

Citi Bike Rollout Set For Memorial Day For Annual Members

Annual members will have one week of exclusive access before daily and weekly memberships start on June 2.

05/09/2013

Citi Bike racks at 11th Street and 6th Avenue (credit: Peter Haskell / WCBS 880)

Let The Lawsuits Begin: Legal Actions Filed Against NYC’s Citi Bike Share Program

Another luxury building is preparing to sue over the placement of a bike share docking station, and it looks like New York City has finally settled on a date for the program to launch.

05/06/2013

Citi Bike racks at 11th Street and 6th Avenue (credit: Peter Haskell / WCBS 880)

Greenwich Village Community Board Meeting Focuses On Bike Share Program

Over 300 people showed up Thursday night for a community board meeting in Greenwich Village and the topic was the upcoming Citi Bike program.

05/03/2013

A Citi Bike rack in Manhattan - May 2, 2013 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Latest Pushback Against Citi Bike Is Over Weight Limit

There have been protests and lawsuits over the location of the new bike share racks, but the latest pushback against the Citi Bike program is over one of its rules.

05/02/2013

City Bike docking stations have been defaced in parts of New York City. (Photo: CBS 2)

Installation Of Bike Share Docking Stations Testing New Yorkers’ Patience

Across Manhattan, bike share docking stations are spreading, and so is the backlash. Even people excited about the program say they’re upset over the implementation.

05/01/2013

Some Village residents said their cars were wrongly towed to make room for Citi Bike sharing stations. (credit: CBS 2)

City ‘Deeply Concerned’ Over Shady Towing Practices To Make Room For Citi Bike Stations

In order to make way for those controversial bike docking stations, some residents claim their cars were towed without warning and they were illegally forced to pay cash to get them back.

04/30/2013

Citi Bike racks at 99 Bank Street in the West Village - April 30, 2013 (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

West Village Apartment Building Sues Over Bike Share Racks

There have been press conferences and angry flyers slapped on Citi Bike racks, but one West Village apartment building is apparently the first legal challenge to them.

04/30/2013

Street vendors protesting the installation of bike share racks at Liberty Street and Broadway - April 25, 2013 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

Street Vendors Protest Citi Bike Racks In Lower Manhattan, Brooklyn

Nearly a dozen lower Broadway street vendors say they showed up to work on Monday only to find their corner at Liberty Street taken up by dozens of bike share racks.

04/25/2013

Citi Bike station (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Brooklyn Councilwoman Defends Citi Bike Stations On Landmark Blocks

In the Fort Greene and Clinton Hill neighborhoods, flyers were plastered along a city bike station saying “Residential landmark blocks are not for advertising or commercial activity.” Brooklyn City Councilwoman Letitia James said that’s unacceptable.

04/24/2013

Citi Bike Docking Station - New York, NY. (credit: Stan Brooks / 1010 WINS)

Some Brooklyn Residents Say Citi Bike Racks Amount To Intrusive Advertising

Some angry neighbors have plastered new Citi Bike stations in Brooklyn with messages saying they amount to intrusive examples of “advertising” and “commercial activity.”

04/22/2013

Citi Bike station (credit: Handout)

Registration Opens For Annual Membership Of NYC’s Bike Share Program

Annual memberships cost $95 and provide one year of unlimited free rides lasting 45 minutes or less. The first 5,000 to sign up will receive “Founding Member” keys, ride exclusively during first week of launch and receive a $10 discount on three major bike helmet brands.

04/15/2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg announces details of the Citi Bike program - New York, NY - May 7, 2012 (credit: Edward Reed / Mayor's Office)

Comptroller Liu Wants Helmet Mandate For Bike Sharing Program

New York City is set to start a new bike sharing program next month. But before it begins, City Comptroller John Liu wants to make sure riders are kept safe, WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb reported.

06/25/2012

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