Citi Bike is New York City’s bike share system, and the largest in the United States. Citi Bike launched in May 2013 and has over 1,000 docking stations across Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Jersey City. It currently has over 17,000 bikes in service. With the help of a $100 million investment from Lyft over the next 4 years, the number of bikes and miles serviced is expected to double to 40,000 and 35, respectively. While there are many different patterns across locals, tourist, age groups and genders one trend is clear, New York City has embraced Citi Bike and ridership is rising.
During Covid, many countries experienced atypical visitation patterns. Some countries experienced a 50% decline in park traffic while others experienced an increase of up to 90% year-over-year. As people adjusted to the new normal there was an acceleration in park visitation globally. Meanwhile, park traffic in tourist destinations suffered more meaningfully.