As Citi Bike expanded to the Bronx this week to help first responders and essential workers, the company announced that the next areas slated to receive the service are Community Boards 2, 3 and 4.
The Bike Share program within DOT is collecting feedback for the community boards through its “Suggest-a-Station” portal. On this map, users can comment on specific intersections whether or certain locations are a suitable spot for comments.
The comment period for Bronx Community Board 4 ends May 1.
Last week the administration and Lyft announced that Citi and MasterCard partnered to commit $1 million to significantly grow the Citi Bike Critical Workforce Membership Program, making memberships longer and available to more workers.
More than 5,500 first responders, transit and healthcare workers have obtained a free month of Citi Bike membership since its recent program launch and now it will expand to additional critical workers.
The program will include full-year annual memberships and its beneficiaries will include workers at critical food-related nonprofits, as well as essential city employees. The deadline to join has been extended from April 30 to May 31.
Over the last month or more, Citi Bike stations outside healthcare centers have been some of the busiest in the entire bike share system.
Below are specific details about the Citi Bike Critical Workforce Membership Program:
- Healthcare providers, transit employees, first responders, critical city workforce and those working at direct food-support nonprofit organizations can obtain a free Citi Bike membership by signing up through their employers.
- These employers should email HeroBikes@Lyft.com to obtain enrollment information to distribute to staff.
- There is no cost for employers to enroll.
- Individuals working in these fields who recently purchased a membership or have upcoming membership renewals can also access a free membership.
In 2019, the administration announced plans to bring Citi Bike to several neighborhoods in the south Bronx.