Citi Bike, New York City's bike share system, provides access to a network of public bicycles intended for short, one-way trips. Lyft owns, operates, and maintains the bike share system, with oversight from DOT. The system comprises over 750 self-service docking stations for over 12,000 bikes, available for use 24 hours a day throughout the year. Stations generally hold 15 to 59 bicycle docks. The station design complements many of the city’s other street furniture elements.
- Modular plates (without bikes): 10' L x 3' W
- Standard, four docks (with bikes): ~6' W
- Angled, three docks (with bikes): ~4'-6" W
- Double-sided, six docks (with bikes): ~9' W
- Kiosk: 6'-6.565" H (kiosk top) / 11'-0.625" H (solar panel)
- Typically composed of 4-15 plates (40-150 feet long) with 15 to 59 docks
- Includes a wayfinding map that indicates locations of nearby bike share stations, transit connections, landmarks, etc.
- Solar-powered and connected to a central computer via existing wireless networks; stations are not wired, trenched, bolted, or fixed into the ground
- Plates can be non-contiguous, bridging obstacles such as tree beds with an 8-inch-wide connecting channel
- Can be configured in a number of ways, including linear, L-shaped (i.e., turning around a corner), or back-to-back
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- Stations are installed by Lyft