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Citi Bike will bring dockless bikes to the Bronx this August

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The company replaces China-based ofo, who recently withdrew from the dockless bike pilot program


After China-based company ofo canceled plans to bring 200 dockless bikes to the Bronx last week, the city has announced that Citi Bike will step up and fill the void, reports Crain’s.

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration has announced that Citi Bike is expected to bring 200 bikes to the Bronx’s Fordham University area by mid-August. Motivate, which is owned by Citi Bike, was slated to bring dockless bikes to Coney Island later this year as part of the city’s dockless bike pilot, but those bike will head to the Bronx instead. The city will find a new company to bring bikes to Coney Island.

Citi Bike has also announce plans to offer low-income New Yorkers discounted Citi Bike memberships for just $5 a month. Residents of New York City Housing Authority developments and individuals receiving food stamps are eligible for the low-cost pricing.

The dockless bike pilot has already launched in the Rockaways and is slowly making its way to other neighborhoods around the city. Operators for the pilot include Motivate, pace, Jump, Lime, and now Citi Bike.