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Have you been too busy or lazy or unsure if you'll use Citi Bike to sign up for it? Personally, I have been all of those things. But guess what? If you take five measly seconds out of your day, right now, click on this link, and then fill in your first name, last name, and email address, you can ride Citi Bike for free, all weekend long, starting today. This is not a joke! It is...
It's kind of warm outside! It is spring! In short: Time to start biking as often as you possibly can. This week, the DOT released its 2016 Bike Map. It includes fifteen brand new miles of protected cycling paths, and 70 in sum that have been upgraded. Here in Brooklyn, there are two new additions: The Marine Park Connector—linking Avenue U to Flatbush Avenue—and a long-awaited protected lane connecting Greenpoint, via the Pulaski Bridge, to Long...
When Citi Bike first launched in 2013, there was a lot of criticism of the city's brand new bike share program for being only for "rich, white people." And while we ultimately found these charges of elitism specious, it also remained true that certain parts of the city—including areas which have historically been underserved by public transportation, like Red Hook—were left without Citi Bike docking stations, rendering those area's residents even further bereft of...
Last weekend, Citi Bike was abruptly suspended, with little notice extended to its members. The bike share program announced Friday evening that it would shut down until Monday for software updates; it finished early, however, and most stations were operational by Sunday. As an olive branch to annoyed customers, Citi Bike boss Jay Walder extended annual memberships by three days, reports the Times. Criticism of Citi Bike's customer service has accompanied the program nearly since its...

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