If you didn’t know before, now you know: Lyft is the new operator of the Citi Bike program in New York City.
This means Citi Bike bicycles are now available on the Lyft app. And on Wednesday they just released a new map outlining the latest expansion area for Citi Bike, following a $100 million investment the rideshare company made into bike share program.
This also mean that Bushwick soon will see an increase– double, to be exact– in the number of station available around the neighborhood.
Here’s a quote from Caroline Samponaro, Director of Micromobility Policy for Lyft, the operator of Citi Bike:
“Fresh on the heels of 10 record breaking days this summer — including yesterday with nearly 95,000 rides — and more than 2.3 million Citi Bike trips in August alone, we are thrilled to bring Citi Bike to more New Yorkers this month. And with Citi Bike directly available within the Lyft app, residents of Bushwick, Ridgewood, and East Williamsburg can soon seamlessly experience the benefits of bikeshare and how transformative Citi Bike can be for getting around our city.”
We think so: If you recall, up until this April, Bushwick was without a single Citi Bike docking station. The first few were set up along Wilson, Jefferson and Irving Avenues. The additional locations seem to spread along the L train corridor, with additional roadbed and sidewalk stations on Irving, Knickerbocker, Wilson and Central Avenues, between Myrtle and Flushing Avenues.
Check Citi Bike’s social media pages, as they install the new stations. Also, they are planning to host a community celebration in Central Brooklyn in early October to mark the expansion.
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