NYC DOT AND NYC BIKE SHARE ANNOUNCE CITI BIKE TO BEGIN MAY 27

(The following is a reformatted version of a press release
issued by The NYC - Department of Transportation
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May 9, 2013 
Contact: Seth Solomonow/Scott Gastel (212) 839-4850 
NYC DOT AND NYC BIKE SHARE ANNOUNCE CITI BIKE TO LAUNCH MAY 27 
Annual members will have one week of exclusive access before
daily, weekly memberships start 
New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner
Janette Sadik-Khan and NYC Bike Share today announced that Citi
Bike will launch for annual members on Monday, May 27, as the
6,000-bike, 330-station system brings New York’s newest and most
affordable transportation option to parts of Manhattan and
Brooklyn. Annual members who sign up by May 17 will receive
their Citi Bike electronic keys in time to enjoy exclusive use
of the system starting Memorial Day before the system opens to
daily and weekly members on June 2. The initial service area
includes Manhattan below 59th Street and the neighborhoods of
Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO, Fort Greene, Clinton Hill and parts of
Bedford Stuyvesant in Brooklyn. Citi Bike operates without City
subsidy and the $95 annual membership equals about 25 cents a
day for the kind of unlimited short trips that bike share is
designed for. 
“Now’s the time for New Yorkers to sign up for their own keys to
the city,” said Commissioner Sadik-Khan. “More than eight
thousand annual members have already signed up to get a head
start on the newest way to get around, and the excitement
continues to build as we count down the days to launch.” 
Annual memberships providing unlimited rides of 45 minutes or
less are available at citibikenyc.com. Bike share will extend
the reach of the city’s transportation network, providing
easier, faster access to destinations farther from transit
stops. Starting June 2, daily memberships will be available for
$9.95 a day or $25 a week, granting those members unlimited
rides of 30 minutes or less at no additional cost for the
duration of their membership period. 
Citi Bike stations continue to be installed in the system
service area following a multi-year outreach process totaling
400 meetings with community boards, elected officials, civic
associations, property owners and other neighborhood
institutions--the most participatory outreach process in New
York City transportation history. Work continues to expand the
system toward a goal of 10,000 bikes and 600 stations stretching
from the Upper East and West sides to Long Island City and
Sunnyside in Queens and south to Park Slope, Cobble Hill and
Crown Heights in Brooklyn. Citi Bike is also creating 170 jobs
and generating $36 million in local economic activity annually. 
For more information about bike share visit nyc.gov/dot or
citibikenyc.com. 
(bjh) NY 
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