Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez - Chair, Council Transportation Committee - What Comes Next for Citi Bike

What Comes Next for Citi Bike?

Dear Friends and Neighbors

Cycling in New York City has become one of the best ways to get around. With new bike lanes making cycling safer, cycling is one of the the easiest, most inexpensive, clean and efficient transportation options available to New Yorkers. This is especially true for all those who use and enjoy Citi Bike.

For communities like the one I represent however, while cycling remains popular, we are still waiting for those bright blue bike to make it further uptown. For us to be included in what is now the largest bike share network in the United States, we need to work hard to push the city to keep the expansion going.

That is why I write to invite you to a hearing on Monday, November 28th at 11 AM at City Hall in the Council Chambers, where we will discuss the successes, challenges and future of Citi Bike in NYC. As some of you may know, Citi Bike's plans for expansion will be completed next year unless creative measures are taken. As a major proponent for Citi Bike I believe its important that Citi Bike keep expanding further out, especially into areas of lower income New Yorkers, not often well served by public transit.

If you feel the same way, I hope you can make it on Monday and offer testimony about why you feel Citi Bike should be supported. This will be an ongoing effort we hope to form a strong coalition around as we head into the new year and the upcoming budget negotiations.

If you wish to testify, please RSVP with my Chief of Staff Russell Murphy ( Looking forward to great turnout for each. 

Thank you and have a wonderful holiday with your family and friends.


Ydanis Rodriguez
Chair, Council Transportation Committee

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