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Five Things You Might Not Know About Citi Bike

While Citi Bikes are available year-round, the arrival of warm weather has suddenly filled up the bike lanes with the sturdy blue vehicles. Expect to see even more. Citi Bike will expand locally by another 2,000 bicycles this year, bringing the total to 12,000, at more than 700 docking stations around New York City. Trips taken last year totaled 14 million. (Peak ridership day so far: Oct. 19, 2016, with 69,758 rides.) The Citi Bike program is run by Brooklyn-based Motivate, which has bike-share operations in several other cities including Boston, Chicago, Washington, D.C. and Portland, OR. Earlier this year, a firm co-founded by Al Gore invested in the company, fostering its expansion. To get an inside look at this growing phenomenon, The Bridge talked with Motivate’s New York City general manager and its director of communications and external affairs. Their edited comments: