Citi Bike offering month of free rides to NYCHA residents and SNAP recipients
NYCHA residents and SNAP recipients can score a month of free Citi Bike rides — if they pay a visit to their local library.
The bicycle sharing network on Monday distributed roughly 1,000 gift certificates to New York, Brooklyn and Queens public library branches, which give low-income residents a gratis 30-day membership to the service.
New Yorkers who live in NYCHA complexes or receive SNAP benefits already have access to discounted Citi Bike memberships. They can sign up online for a $5 per month membership, which can be canceled any time and is a steep discount from the company’s standard $169 annual fee.