Thursday, March 21, 2024

New CitiBike Installation At Citi Field

Photo by Jason Schott.

The Mets, along with Citi, Lyft, and the NYCDOT, held a ribbon cutting on Thursday morning of the new installation of CitiBike at Citi Field.

It is located to the left of the Tom Seaver Statue on Mets Plaza, on the third base side of the ballpark.

Mets President of Business Operations M. Scott Havens was on hand with NYCDOT Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez, Citi Head of Enterprise Marketing and Brand Engagement Tina Davis, Lyft Vice President and Head of Transit, Bikes and Scooters Michael Brous, and Community Leader Jim Burke.

Ydanis Rodriguez among the dignitaries cutting the ribbon, along with Mrs. and Mr. Met. Photo by Jason Schott.

There now will be two CitiBike stations at Citi Field, totaling 66 docks.

"This is one of the biggest home runs we are giving to the City of New York," Commissioner Rodriguez said. "New York City is the one that is leading the nation, the largest bike infrastructure. We have built 200 bike lanes in the last ten years, and I tell you, compare the numbers. New York City has built more bike lanes than all large cities across the United States of America.

"CitiBike is the best private/public project working together. It's about Lyft, and this is about the great team that we have at DOT. This is a team that has worked 24/7 to expand CitiBike to Citi Field, also doing a great job here. Today we are here to celebrate, and Mayor Eric Adams, he's committed to connect all communities across New York City with CitiBike and Micromobility, and we can accomplish that goal.

"Biking is not a luxury. When someone bikes, it's a personal bike, half an hour a day, they extend six years to their life. So, biking is good for the heart, good for the environment, and biking also helps New Yorkers and visitors."

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