Articles tagged “citibike”

The U.S.’s Largest Bike-Share Company Changes Name, Prepares to Expand

The U.S.’s Largest Bike-Share Company Changes Name, Prepares to Expand

Karen Matthews, Associated Press

The MTA hire is promising, but Motivate needs to think just as hard about the user experience as it has been thinking about its new name.

5 years ago

NYC Bike Share Program to Expand, Increase Prices Under New Owner

NYC Bike Share Program to Expand, Increase Prices Under New Owner

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Citibike has needed new leadership and capital since its launch, making this a positive step toward improving what has already proven to be a very successful initiative that improves the quality of life and transportation infrastructure.

5 years ago

New York’s Citibike Workers Celebrate Year Anniversary With Union Organizing

New York’s Citibike Workers Celebrate Year Anniversary With Union Organizing

Dan Rivoli, amNew York

It would be great to see Citibike workers get full-time status rather than being jerked around like a bunch of temps.

5 years ago

New York’s New Mayor Wants to Help Citi Bike But Isn’t Sure About Funding

New York’s New Mayor Wants to Help Citi Bike But Isn’t Sure About Funding

Karen Matthews, Associated Press

Bikeshare programs in the U.S. are relatively new, and at under one year old, Citi Bike has a great deal of maturing to do.

5 years ago

The Tiny Motor That Makes Bikeshares More Appealing to Lazy Riders

The Tiny Motor That Makes Bikeshares More Appealing to Lazy Riders

Samantha Shankman, Skift

The motor attempts to fix a necessary flaw of bikeshares: Clunky design equals clunky riding. But this particular innovation does more to take away from the benefits of riding a bike than add to it.

5 years ago

Citi Bike Riders Are More Cautious Than Other Bike Riders in New York City

Citi Bike Riders Are More Cautious Than Other Bike Riders in New York City

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Citi Bike riders are probably more cautious than regular riders given the unfamiliar environment in comparison to New Yorkers who ride similar routes every day and know where and how to cut corners.

5 years ago

NYC Citi Bikes Will Help Power the Iconic New Year’s Eve Ball Drop

NYC Citi Bikes Will Help Power the Iconic New Year’s Eve Ball Drop

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Outside of promoting Citi Bike at one of the busiest crossroads of New York during the one of the busiest times of the year, the city also builds its reputation as environmentally friendly while evolving the traditional New Year's Eve event.

6 years ago

How Mayor Bloomberg Changed The Way New York City Moves

How Mayor Bloomberg Changed The Way New York City Moves

Samantha Shankman, Skift

It's tough to say that Bloomberg's lasting legacy will be New York City's transportation transformation with so many changes taking place in the past 12 years. We can say with confidence that the improvements are still just small steps towards insuring the city keeps pace with well-designed sustainable urban initiatives abroad.

6 years ago

The first month of NYC’s bike share program, according to mayor Bloomberg

The un-scientific eyes of Skift staffers can attest to the rapid adoption by a wide swath of users of the CitiBike program across Manhattan.

6 years ago

Everyone who uses NYC bikes loves it, but operational problems frustrate

Everyone who uses NYC bikes loves it, but operational problems frustrate

This is New York, things go wrong and still go on. Some issues will get solved, some the service will live with.

6 years ago

Other cities act as haters as NYC’s bikeshare service rides the hype wave

Other cities act as haters as NYC’s bikeshare service rides the hype wave

Does it matter who "invented" bikeshare? New York City's embrace of it can only have a beneficial effect downstream, from wider adoption perspective.

6 years ago

How New York City’s Citi Bike sizes up to 9 U.S. bike-share programs

How New York City’s Citi Bike sizes up to 9 U.S. bike-share programs

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Citi Bike, like its home city, is among the largest in the world, and a successful launch with local pick-up would see the system expand to all five boroughs with the potential for changing the way NYC moves.

6 years ago