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

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 about this in DOT’s Bike Smart brochure [PDF], which is distributed to all annual bike-share members in the packet that comes with their key fobs. Word is that the city is looking into getting the same message across to daily and weekly users too.

It’s good advice for anyone who bikes on NYC streets. Here’s a look:

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Citi Bike has been compiling daily stats on usage and membership on its blog, and in the 24 hours between 5 p.m. Tuesday and 5 p.m. Wednesday, users logged 7,500 trips on the bike-share system. The number of annual members increased by nearly 2,000 over the same period, bringing the total to 21,300. Joe Cutrufo […]