The New York City (NYC) Better Bike Share Partnership aims to develop inclusive programs and policies to promote equity through bike share and increase the diversity of bike share riders to improve health and financial outcomes of NYC neighborhoods. The Partnership is a community-driven collaboration of diverse stakeholders who influence transportation, health, and economic opportunities by leveraging the NYC bike share program.
Citi Bike is a founding member of the NYC Better Bike Share Partnership, an effort is lead by Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, and other member groups include NYC Dept. of Transportation (DOT), NYC Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), Interfaith Medical Center, Woodhull Hospital, Myrtle Avenue Revitalization Project,
Every New Yorker recognizes bike share as a community asset that is available and accessible for their use, with the potential to improve their health and support their daily lives by connecting them to community, services, and economic opportunities. As a result, the people using bike share will mirror the composition of the communities the system serves across income and race. Through the partnership, Citi Bike has helped launch multiple programs expanding bike share ridership among underserved groups
The Partnership works to advance equity through multiple channels:
Focus groups and surveys
Community focused marketing, outreach campaigns, and free public events
Bi-weekly bike rides
Promotion of corporate subsidy programs and discounted memberships