FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Release #13-48
Seth Solomonow/Nicholas Mosquera, DOT (212) 839-4850
NYC DOT and NYC Bike Share Release Statistical Report Card of First Month of Citi Bike Operation: 529,000 Trips, 1.28 Million Miles Traveled
More than 113,000 daily, weekly and annual members have signed up, number of trips accelerates to 200,000 in the last week alone
New York City Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan and New York City Bike Share today released a statistical report card of Citi Bike’s first month of operation, with riders taking more than a half-million trips since the bike share system launched:
- Number of trips (as of 5 p.m. June 26): 528,991, more than the population of Miami, Atlanta, New Orleans, Pittsburgh, Oakland, Sacramento and hundreds of other US cities
- Number of trips in the last seven days: 200,823, roughly equivalent to the entire population of Akron, Ohio, or Des Moines, Iowa
- Total annual, weekly and daily subscriptions purchased: 113,692, nearly the population of Berkeley, California; 50,000 annual members, equal to the population of Hoboken
- Estimated miles traveled to date: 1.28 million, the equivalent of 50 trips around the Earth
- Estimated number of calories burned since launch*: 50 million, the equivalent of 91,000 Big Macs or nearly 52,000 entire pints of Ben and Jerry’s Cherry Garcia ice cream
- Average number of rides on each of the 6,000 Citi Bikes: 88
*assumes an average of 40 calories per mile biked
“From skyrocketing sign-ups to an interplanetary number of miles traveled, New Yorkers are showing that when it comes to their enthusiasm for Citi Bikes, the sky’s the limit,” said Commissioner Sadik-Khan.
Citi Bike launched on May 27 to annual members and June 2 to users purchasing daily and weekly passes in the initial service area, including Manhattan below 59th Street and in the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Brooklyn Heights, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Williamsburg, Clinton Hill, Fort Greene and DUMBO, with bike share stations located every few blocks. Citi Bike is the nation’s largest bike share system and is funded by a $41 million sponsorship from Citi, one of the world’s leading global banks, and without City subsidy. Annual members receive an electronic key to undock a bike from any station, allowing unlimited trips up to 45 minutes without incurring any additional costs. Twenty-four-hour and seven-day access passes provide unlimited 30-minute trips. For more information or to purchase a membership, visit citibikenyc.com.