First Citi Bike Stations Have Been Installed in The Bronx

After almost 7 long years since the nation’s largest bike share system began operating in New York City, Citi Bike is finally here in The Bronx.

The first three docking stations, with over 60 bikes, have been installed in Melrose and the Mott Haven/Port Morris area of the South Bronx in Community Board 1 with one placed directly in front of Lincoln Hospital as an effort to support critical health care workers.

The first 3 (of many) Citi Bike docking stations are live.

Installations will continue over the course of the next few weeks with installation of over 50 docking stations within Community Board 1 covering the neighborhoods of Melrose, Mott Haven, and Port Morris.

Earlier today, crews installed The Bronx’s first Citi Bike station at Lincoln Hospital in Melrose on 149th Street and Morris Avenue/Image Courtesy of Citi Bike/Lyft.

The next expansion will be in Community Board 4 covering the neighborhoods of Highbridge, Mount Eden and the Concourse followed by Community Boards 2 and 3 covering Longwood, Hunts Point, Morrisania, Melrose, Bathgate, Crotona Park East, and Woodstock.

Map of all Citi Bike docking station which will be installed in the Bronx Community Board 1 neighborhoods of Melrose, Mott Haven, and Port Morris

You can provide feedback on this “Suggest a Station” map on New York City Department of Transporation’s website.

As a reminder, Citi Bike, operated by Lyft, has deep discounts for residents of NYCHA and individuals receiving SNAP benefits can get monthly memberships for just $5 a month versus their standard rate of $169 for the entire year.

These reduced memberships are made possible through a partnership with Healthfirst. To get your reduced membership go here. For the regular annual membership, you can apply here.

If you’re a critical workforce employee, Citi Bike is offering a full year for FREE thanks to a partnership with Mastercard. Over 5,500 such workers have already joined this program.

To see if you qualify and to apply, go to their website here but act fast as the deadline is May 31, 2020.

Happy riding to all and to Citi Bike, WELCOME TO THE BRONX!

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Ed García Conde

Ed García Conde is a life-long Bronxite who spends his time documenting the people, places, and things that make the borough a special place in the hopes of dispelling the negative stereotypes associated with The Bronx. His writings are often cited by mainstream media and is often consulted for his expertise on the borough's rich history.