UPDATE Citi Bike to Offer Free One-Day Passes to New Riders During Car-Free Earth Day

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By SÍLE MOLONEY

Community Young children Check out out the freshly installed CitiBike station at the Northwest corner of Botanical Sq. North and Webster Avenue on Saturday, June 19, 2021.
Photo by David Greene

Lyft/Citi Bicycle will provide free a person-working day passes to new riders as component of New York City Department of Transportation’s Car-No cost Earth Day celebration on Saturday, April 23.

 

New riders will be in a position to use the code “CARFREE22” in the Citi Bike app to obtain endless, 30-minute rides on a typical Citi Bicycle for 24 several hours. Riders in The Bronx can also sign up at the Citi Bike tent at Roberto Clemente Plaza at 530 Willis Avenue in the South Bronx.

Westchester Square BID Earth Working day function flier
Flier courtesy of Westchester Square BID

 

“More New Yorkers than ever decide on Citi Bike for a pleasurable, sustainable way to get from Position A to Position B,” said Caroline Samponaro, vice president of transit, bikes, and scooters coverage at Lyft. “Commissioner Rodriguez’s Auto-Free Working day is a great prospect to hop on and try out a Citi Bike.”

 

The Office of Transportation (DOT) has scheduled celebrations together nine City streets, that includes 150 husband or wife businesses and City agencies which will be delivering systems advertising and marketing schooling on local climate modify, sustainability, and other pertinent matters, in addition fun, community-primarily based performances, and activities for all ages.

Flier for New York Metropolis Section of Transportation’s Automobile-no cost Earth Day
Flier courtesy of DOT

Corridors will all be open for riding and going for walks, a perfect chance to embrace the spring and summer time biking time. The 2022 Open Avenue Period will also officially kick off with about 80 streets activated in communities throughout the metropolis.

The 9 areas are:

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

 

Lime BreakUpWithCars flier
Flier courtesy of Lime

In addition, Lime will be web hosting two occasions this 7 days to celebrate Earth Working day and New York City’s Motor vehicle Cost-free Working day. On Friday, April 22, Lime will host a helmet giveaway at the Westchester Sq. Organization Advancement District (BID)’s Earth Working day celebration which is centered on planting new greenery in the community.

 

On Saturday, April 23, Lime will sign up for the New York City Office of Transportation’s citywide Auto Cost-free Day celebrations with an e-scooter and adaptive automobile demo on Mosholu Parkway. Lime’s Gen4 e-scooters will be onsite, alongside with its adaptive automobiles, which by means of the Lime Able program, are offered to rent for totally free for 24 hour durations, and shipped to the property of anyone with mobility restrictions who may perhaps gain from adaptive electric powered cars.

The Major Deegan Expressway on Friday, April 8, 2022.
Photo by Síle Moloney

The functions coincide with Lime’s world wide campaign, urging hundreds of thousands of riders to Break Up With Automobiles. All over April, Lime has been working a globally marketing campaign centered close to Earth Day named “Break Up with Vehicles,” a worldwide model marketing campaign to motivate motorists to conclusion what it phone calls “their poisonous relationships with cars and trucks.” At each activities, Lime will be encouraging New Yorkers to experience environmentally friendly this spring and summer months, as congestion rates in New York Metropolis skyrocket along with gas rates.

 

Split Up With Cars and trucks is the company’s initial international campaign that directly can take on driving in metropolitan areas, highlighting the quite a few strategies it says inhabitants about reliance on vehicles has yielded air pollution, congestion, squandered time, and resulted in over 1.3 million fatalities per year, all over the world.

 

The marketing campaign, timed for Earth Month, also comes as gasoline prices have soared and even more amplified the now-substantial charges of driving. By way of “Break Up With Cars”, drivers can also acquire rewards for pledging to break up with their vehicles. Benefits incorporate up to $3,500 value of Lime rides, “Break Up With Cars” t-shirts, Bern helmets and a lot more.

 

Since launching the campaign this thirty day period, the business explained about 15,000 Lime riders have pledged to break up with autos, most of whom pledged to give up their vehicles for 30 days.

 

Meanwhile, during Bronx Local community Board 7’s executive conference held April 21, district supervisor, Ischia Bravo, highlighted that for parents with young youngsters, it is not generally risk-free to set kids on bikes and that vehicles are still required to get children to school and elsewhere all over the city safely.

 

Simply click in this article, here and here for much more particulars of other Earth Working day activities.