NYC Office of the Mayor: Mayor de Blasio Announces Fifth Anniversary of Citi Bike in New York City

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NEW YORK— Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced that this weekend, Citi Bike will celebrate its fifth anniversary as the nation’s largest bike-share system. Motivate, Citi Bike’s operator, will celebrate this milestone in Prospect Park on Sunday, May 27.

“What better way to kick off summer than to celebrate how far Citi Bike and bike share have come in just five years,” said Mayor de Blasio. “Since 2014, we have doubled the reach of Citi Bike to more than 12,000 bicycles and 750 stations, making it the country’s biggest and best bike share program. Bike share is now an essential part of our transportation system, and another way we’re making sure New Yorkers have many ways to get around town.”

"Five years ago, it would have been hard to imagine how central Citi Bike would become to the life of our City,” said Department of Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg. "Citi Bike has helped fuel a boom in cycling, and has also been a key to helping us reach our Vision Zero goals – as we have actually seen the positive effects of 'safety in numbers.' As a regular Citi Bike rider myself, I want to wish a happy anniversary to the entire Motivate team, and we look forward to many more."

“On Citi Bike’s fifth birthday, we celebrate one of the most successful public-private partnerships in our city’s history. The Citi Bike program has helped New Yorkers and visitors reenvision how they experience the city -- in a way that’s flexible, sustainable, and fun,” said Jay Walder, President and CEO of Motivate.