New Yorkers haven’t been signing up for Citi Bike memberships at the numbers that they were a year ago, to the tune of ten thousand memberships. Though brand new members are signing up at a comparable rate to 2014, old members haven’t been renewing their annual memberships as diligently.
The fine folks at BikeSharesNYC made this helpful membership tracking chart, where you can see the drop-off in memberships compared to a year ago. Though you can also see that memberships spike in the warmer months, and tent to go down a bit when it’s freezing and miserable out. So it’s fair to assume that the brutal cold of January and February contributed to the lack of renewals, plus the overall feeling that you would rather not bike so much as curl up in a cocoon and pray for May. Maybe now that the weather looks like it might be spring, bikes will be back on the brain.