Keys to the Citi Bike: Bike-Share Fobs Start to Arrive in Members’ Mailboxes

With a week to go until Citi Bike launches, we’re hearing from readers who received their annual member keys in the mail over the weekend. Here’s a look at the packet that reader “dporpentine” opened on Saturday.

If you haven’t received your member key yet, I wouldn’t worry. Citi Bike has to send out about 13,000 or so member keys in time for the May 27 launch, and they’re not all going to arrive simultaneously. (I’m waiting for mine, too.)

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As Citi Bike Passes Member Number 17,500, a Look at How It Fits Into Bloomberg Legacy (NYT) Want to Learn Bike-Share Basics? The Times, WSJ, and WNYC Have Got You Covered Pete Donohue: NYC Survived 9/11 and Sandy, “I Think We’ll Be Okay” With Bike-Share (News) Bike-Share Quieted the Skeptics in London, And It Will […]

City Council Members Joining Citi Bike: The Tally Grows

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DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan announced bike-share’s Memorial Day launch date at last week’s budget hearing, but Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer had some news of his own: He had joined thousands of New Yorkers in becoming a Citi Bike member. “I want to say proudly I am one of the 8,000 people who have signed up […]

You Can Now Subscribe to Citi Bike

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A big announcement is coming later this morning, but the news is all over Twitter: You can now buy a Citi Bike annual membership. Citi Bike membership registration is OPEN! Just signed up for my @citibikenyc key. Here’s the link > ow.ly/k4lZK #bikenyc — susi wunsch (@velojoy) April 15, 2013 An annual subscription is $95 […]

Citi Bike Member Packets Include Cycling-Near-Trucks Safety Tips

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Yesterday we had a feisty exchange of posts between Charles Komanoff and Nicole Gelinas about what the city should do to enhance safety for Citi Bike users (and everyone else). One of Gelinas’s main suggestions is to educate bike-share users about how to interact safely with trucks, and it turns that there’s a big graphic […]