Pilot program for Citi Bikes to come to Fordham

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A pilot program for dockless Citi Bikes is set to launch in four neighborhoods in New York City, including one in the Bronx.

The Department of Transportation originally planned to launch the pilot program in Fordham by late July. Plans changed because the company originally set to bring 200 bikes to the Bronx backed out.

Citi Bike has stepped up and will have their bikes in place by mid-August, according to the DOT. A total of 200 pedal-assist jump bikes will also be coming to the area.

The rentable bikes operate using locks and do not need a docking station.

The pilot program already launched in the Rockaways.

Since launching in 2013, Citi Bike has doubled its number of bikes to 12,000 with over 140,000 current members.

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that members of SNAP will be able to rent the bikes for $5 a month.

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