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Expand bike share

DOT, with its private-sector partner Motivate, will continue to expand Citi Bike over the next 18 months. By the end of 2017, Citi Bike will have 12,000 bikes at 750 stations. With Motivate, DOT will encourage participation in the discount membership program for NYC Housing Authority (NYCHA) residents. In partnership with Motivate, DOT will explore the feasibility of a Phase 3 expansion of the program that would reach all five boroughs.

Strategic Plan 2016 Initiative


Related OneNYC Initiative


Short-Term Milestones (by end of 2017)


Update Description

By the end of "Phase 2" expansion in 2017, Citi Bike will have 12,000 bikes at approximately 750 stations.


The Citi Bike system now contains approximately 750 stations and 12,000 bikes, doubling the size of the initial system launched in 2013 and expanding service further north to 130th Street in Manhattan, to Astoria in Queens, and to Prospect Heights and Crown Heights in Brooklyn.

DOT will increase Citi Bike membership with NYCHA residents through targeted public engagement strategies.


DOT works with Citi Bike operator Motivate to promote NYCHA and Community Development Corporation (CDC) discount memberships through public planning workshops, community events, promotion at NYCHA campuses, and through engagement with community partners.  From December 2016 to December 2017, there was a 55 percent increase in NYCHA memberships citywide, and a 68 percent increase in Bedford Stuyvesant where the agency has a strong community partner, Bed-Stuy Restoration Corporation.  The rate of CDC memberships increased 44 percent citywide and 91 percent in Bed-Stuy during the same period.

Medium-Term Milestones (by end of 2021)


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Provide the transportation utility, safety, and multi-modal connectivity benefits of bike share in more communities.

Increase the number of bikes and stations in the program.

Bring Citi Bike to all five boroughs.