Citi Bike will offer free day passes to new riders on Car-Free Earth Day

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By SILE MOLONEY

AREA CHILDREN DISCOVER the newly installed CitiBike station at the northwest corner of Botanical Square North and Webster Avenue on Saturday, June 19, 2021.
Photo by David Greene

Lyft/Citi Bike will be offering free day passes to new riders as part of the New York City Department of Transportation’s Car-Free Earth Day celebration on Saturday, April 23.

New cyclists will be able to use the code “CARFREE22” in the Citi Bike app to enjoy unlimited 30-minute rides on a classic Citi bike for 24 hours. Bronx riders can also register at the Citi Bike tent at Roberto Clemente Plaza at 530 Willis Avenue in the South Bronx.

“More New Yorkers than ever are choosing Citi Bike for a fun and sustainable way to get from point A to point B,” said Caroline Samponaro, vice president of public transit, bike and scooter policy at Lyft. “Commissioner Rodriguez’s Car Free Day is a great opportunity to hop on and try out a Citi bike.”

The Department of Transportation (DOT) has planned celebrations along nine city streets, with 150 partner organizations and city agencies delivering programs promoting education on climate change, sustainability and other relevant topics, as well as fun, community-based performances and activities. for all ages.

New York City Department of Transportation Car-Free Earth Day Flyer
Flyer courtesy of DOT

The hallways will all be open for riding and walking, a perfect opportunity to embrace the spring and summer cycling season. The 2022 Open Street season will also officially kick off with over 80 streets activated in communities across the city.

The nine locations are:

  • Bronx, Southbound Mosholu Parkway, Van Cortlandt Avenue East to Bainbridge Avenue
  • Bronx, Roberto Clemente Plaza, 3rd Avenue, 148th Street to 149th Street
  • Brooklyn, Tompkins Avenue, Gates Avenue to Halsey Street
  • Manhattan, Avenue B, East 6th Street to East 14th Street
  • Manhattan, Broadway, East 17th Street to West 42nd Street
  • Manhattan, Dyckman Street, Quisqueya Plaza at Dyckman Marina
  • Manhattan, St. Nicholas Avenue, 181st Street to 190th Street
  • Queens, 34th Avenue, 69th Street to 94th Street
  • Staten Island, Minthorne Street, Bay Street to Victory Boulevard

Click here, here and here for details on other Earth Day events.



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