Citi Bike sharing program celebrates 100 million bike rides and counting: NYC Mayor de Blasio

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New Yorkers have logged 100 million Citi Bike rides, Mayor de Blasio announced Monday.



a row of parked motorcycles sitting in front of a blue bicycle: Citibikes stationed next to the Bowling Green Subway Station in Manhattan on Tuesday, April 19, 2016.


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Citibikes stationed next to the Bowling Green Subway Station in Manhattan on Tuesday, April 19, 2016.

The milestone came last week, he said, more than seven years after the bike-rental program launched.

“Amidst this pandemic, it’s been a great option for a lot of New Yorkers who wanted a different way to get around,” Hizzoner said at a press conference.

“We’re proud to provide a sustainable, affordable mode of transportation to New Yorkers and to operate one of the few bike-share systems in the world to hit this major milestone,” Citi Bike’s General Manager Laura Fox said in a statement.

Citi Bike recently opened its 1,000th station, where people can rent bikes starting at $3 per trip.

The system came to the South Bronx in the spring. It’s in the process of expanding in Upper Manhattan and parts of Brooklyn and Queens.

Meanwhile, subway ridership is slowly coming back following a steep decline in use during the peak of the coronavirus outbreak.

There were a little over 800,000 trips on June 8, the first time ridership reached that level since March 20.

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