your guide to navigating NYC by bike share

Bike share is coming to NYC this summer, and we’re excited. It’s going to be huge – 7,000 Citi Bikes in over 400 docking stations (maybe you suggested one?).

Over the last couple of weeks, DOT and Alta have revealed lots of details, including station locations and sizes. But what will it be like to use Citi Bikes to get around NYC? Come with us into the future, and get a sneak peak of life with CiBi, thanks to is a bikeshare trip planner – pick your start and end locations, and we’ll find the closest bike share docks, and tell you the best cycling route between them. Drag your start or end flags, and the route will redraw on the fly.  When the system is running this summer, will check to see if bikes and docks are available before recommending a route.

Curious about the best route for your home-office commute, or getting from the West Side to LIC? Welcome to the future, where it’s a breeze to get from the High Line to the Lower East Side, or Greenpoint to Greene Street. lets you plan and share trips, so you can experience the excitement of bike share right now, before a single station is on the ground.

Our talented transportation and mapping team put together over the past couple of days, using OpenTripPlanner and OpenStreetMap. Find it on GitHub. Comments? ideas? Found a bad route? Let us know – @OpenPlans or here.

A Citi Bike station (pic from Streetsblog)