5. Dockless Bikes
With funding and political support for the expansion of Citi Bike as question marks, dockless bikeshare pilots were launched by the NYC Department of Transportation in Staten Island and the Bronx (in areas not covered by Citi Bike). The pilots are run by several different private companies. Jump and LimeBike are on Staten Island, Pace and LimeBike are operating in the Rockaways, Jump and Motivate (which runs Citi Bike) are in the Bronx. Coney Island is next on the list, although a launch date, if ever, is still up in the air.
While dockless bike share certainly offers an option for underserved neighborhoods faster, there has been concern about its impact on CitiBike expansion overall, along with the confusion of having multiple providers and systems within the same city.