Official Citi Bike Mobile App Now Available

The official Citi Bike mobile application is now available to download. The app provides a map of station locations and real-time updates about bicycle and dock availability, as well as turn-by-turn directions, riding tips, and a timer to help Citi Bike users avoid charges for exceeding the limits per trip. The app also allows users to locate nearby bike shops and, of course, Citibank branches; this summer, restaurant and event recommendations will be added.

Currently, all stations on the application’s map — which includes a layer showing bike lanes — are colored gray and listed as “inactive” until the system launches on Monday. Some station locations also have yet to appear on the map. DOT said in a statement that the map will be “continuously updated in the coming days.”

The app, developed by Publicis Kaplan Thaler, is available for Android and iOS. A third-party Citi Bike application called “New York City Bike” has been available since earlier this month.

New York won’t have the same app — Spotcycle — used for bike-share systems in Washington and Boston. Last year, Spotcycle’s developer, 8D Technologies, was dropped as a contractor by the Public Bike System Company, which supplies the equipment for Citi Bike.

Update: The Spotcycle app now includes New York City.

  • Ian Turner

    Surprised to see Blackberry excluded given how popular it seems to be in this city (mainly the finance types).

  • Anonymous

    Don’t forget Windows phones (yes, they exist!)

  • Guest

    This is way better than the spotcycle app, but my favorite iphone app for biking in NYC is this- https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/new-york-bike/id412448611?mt=8

  • CheapSkate

    Cool app. Adding bike lanes might in future versions would make it even better.

  • Got my Citibike key today and downloaded the app…sweet!

  • Anonymous

    Is anyone having trouble with the Android app? It shows a fraction of all the stations, and none in the East Village, Lower East Side, or above 14th St. Overall, the map and stations seem really slow to populate. I tried the iOS app on an iPad, and the map and all the stations appeared immediately.

  • JBS

    SpotCycle is still claiming they will support CitiBike. We’ll see next week.

  • Bronxite

    •If you click on layers, you have the option to enable a bicycle lane layer. However, you are unable to differentiate between on-street bicycle lanes, on-street protected bicycle paths, shared lane sharrows, greenways or designated bicycle routes.

    •It would also be nice to have labeled warnings for sets of stairs and narrow, unpaved paths, or other dangers.

    •Street closure updates would be nice. Even information about events like Summer Streets.

    •Satellite, terrain elevation, and traffic are useful Google Maps overlays that cyclist can use too.

    Would like to see these features implemented.

  • Anonymous

    Weird, when I tap the layers icon the only options I get are “City Branches” and “Bike Shops”, no “Bike Lanes”.

  • Anonymous

    LOL, yeah, I’ve seen one a few months ago!

  • Anonymous

    The map is wrong in at least one place on the iOS version; I can see the station on Liberty Street just off Broadway right this second by looking out the window, but it’s not on the map. It’s also crash-prone, but that’s to be expected with a new release.

  • Bronxite

    I’m using the Android version.

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  • It’s really nice game, looking for next version of citi bike mobile app.

    For more updates on iPhone game and apps visit: http://latestiphoneupdates.blogspot.com/

  • It’s really nice game, looking for next version of citi bike mobile app.

    For more updates on iPhone game and apps visit: http://latestiphoneupdates.blogspot.com/

  • It’s really nice game, looking for next version of citi bike mobile app.

    For more updates on iPhone game and apps visit: http://latestiphoneupdates.blogspot.com/

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