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Citi Bike Offering Free Rides To NYCHA Residents, SNAP Recipients

August 19, 2019 - 5:46 pm

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — Citi Bike is offering some free rides to the city’s NYCHA residents and SNAP recipients beginning Monday.

Eligible New Yorkers can pick up a gift certificate at one of 55 libraries participating public libraries.

The certificates will allow residents to use Citi Bike’s bike sharing program, free of charge for a 30-day period.

The promotion is part of a collaboration between the bike sharing company and New York’s public library system. It comes one year after the Lyft-owned company introduced its Reduced Fare Bike Share program, offering $5 memberships for NYCHA residents and SNAP recipients.

About 3,500 low-income New Yorkers already take advantage of the program introduced last year.