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Ride On: NYC's CitiBike Share Program

Join the Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity and the Sustainability Practice Network as we convene a panel to explore the CitiBike program.
When  Sep 17, 2013
from 06:15 PM to 08:00 PM
Where  Room 750, 151 E. 25th Street (between Lexington and Third Avenues)
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Contact Phone  646-312-3231
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About the Program

In May 2013, after nearly two years of planning and intensive public input, the much-anticipated New York City bike sharing program, sponsored primarily by Citi and thus named CitiBike, launched with roughly 6000 bicycles and 600 docking stations in Midtown, Lower Manhattan and West Brooklyn with plans to expand further north and east. Operated by NYC Bike Share LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alta Bicycle Share, CitiBike is the most high-profile bike sharing program in the US and, arguably, the world, joining existing systems in Hangzhou, Mexico City, London, Washington, D.C., Boston, Melbourne, Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal and many others.

In the few months since its launch, the program has added 65,000 annual members and hosted over 1.5 million cumulative trips, with daily trips increasing from roughly 6,000 at launch to over 40,000 by the end of July. The popularity of the program has  captured the attention of city planners, commuters and environmentalists across the country. Yet, many city residents are still not convinced that CitiBike will benefit the city as a whole and not just the small proporation of residents and tourists who use the program.

Advocates expect CitiBike to improve commute times, lessen crowding on public transportation and reduce congestion and pollution from New York’s streets. According to New York City’s Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan, the program will generate approximately $36 million in economic activity and create 170 new jobs in the first year.

What are the long- and short-term implications of the CitiBike program for New Yorkers’ health, wealth and happiness? Will New York be changed forever, while leading a nationwide turn toward bicycle commuting? Can the program survive without its heavy corporate subsidies? How will the program affect the real estate market? What are the next steps in this reinvention of urban commuting?

Join our panel of diverse experts to discuss the NYC CitiBike Share program from the perspectives of government, business, transportation, academia, urban planning, environmentalism and other areas.


Justin Ginsburg, Project Director, Alta Bicycle Share

Charles Komanoff, Komanoff Energy Associates

Jon Orcutt, Policy Director, NYC Department of Transportation

Jon Sellman, VP Marketing and Advertising, Citi, CitiBike Share Lead


6:00 pm - Registration and Networking
6:15 pm - Panel
7:30 pm - Q&A
8:00 pm - Networking

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