Will the popular Citi Bike system be expanded to underserved neighborhoods across the city?

A row of blue Citibikes
Riding Into Underserved Neighborhoods?

On Thursday morning, November 17, leading voices in transit and politics will meet in a public forum to discuss how the popular Citi Bike system can be expanded to underserved neighborhoods across the city to create a true five-borough Citi Bike.  The panel discussion, entitled The Future of Citi Bike: Ensuring Access for Low Income Communities, will take place at NYU Wagner and will include thought leaders Tracey Capers, Elena Conte, Ydanis Rodriguez, and Paul Steely White.  It will be moderated by NYU Wagner Professor of Urban Policy and Planning Mitchell Moss, Director of the graduate school’s Rudin Center for Transportation.   

 WHAT: "The Future of Citi Bike: Ensuring Access for Low Income Communities" panel discussion with leading city voices in transit and politics

 WHEN: Thursday, November 17, 8:45am (Doors at 8:15am)

 WHERE: NYU Wagner, Puck Building: 295 Lafayette Street, 2nd Floor 

 WHO:

  • Tracey Capers, Executive Vice President, Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation 
  • Elena Conte, Director of Policy, Pratt Center for Community Development
  • Ydanis Rodriguez, Council Member & Chair of Transportation Committee 
  • Paul Steely White, Executive Director, Transportation Alternatives 
  • Moderator: Mitchell Moss, Henry Hart Rice Professor of Urban Policy and Planning, Director of the Rudin Center for Transportation 

RSVP is required: http://wagner.nyu.edu/community/events/rudin-11-17-2016

Or call Rudin Center at 212.992.2865.

BACKGROUND:

      Now more than two-thirds through an expansion plan to double the size of the Citi Bike network to 12,000 bikes by 2017,  New York City's bike share program's popularity is exploding—more than 60,000 people ride Citi Bike each day during peak season. The City has prioritized improving access for low-income communities, expanding the bike share program to Harlem, Red Hook, and Bedford Stuyvesant. The City and Motivate have worked with organizations like the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation to educate and promote ridership in places where membership was lagging, but more needs to be done for the Citi Bike program to expand successfully to the city's underserved neighborhoods.  Leading voices in transit and urban policy will debate how best to support Citi Bike in reaching the Mayor's goal to become a truly five-borough system. 

About NYU Wagner’s Rudin Center:
The Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management
at NYU’s Wagner school explores challenges in transportation and infrastructure. The Center draws upon faculty and graduate students to conduct research on cities and mobility, information technology in transportation and access to mass transit.

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