Sarah Braker, communications manager
2015 was a memorable year for Citi Bike, New York City’s bike sharing system. As announced by Mayor Bill DeBlasio, more than 10 million trips were taken by riders this past year. In a press release, DeBlasio said, “We worked hard to put Citi Bike back on solid footing and expand the system to new neighborhoods. The future of public bike sharing in New York City is looking brighter than ever.” Last year, Citi Bike trips totaled 8,092,952, but the system also experienced drops in annual and one-day memberships.
The 10 million rides milestone not only makes Citi Bike the busiest bike sharing system in the U.S., it also puts it on par with other systems in major cities, such as London and Mexico City.
The rider who took the 10 millionth trip was gifted a free annual membership and three gift memberships to share, and with more expansion planned there’s hope that Citi Bike will exceed their new record in 2016.