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Citi Bike Countdown: Testing the Docks

May 10, 2013

I happened upon this Citi Bike crew on Hudson and West Houston just a little while ago.  They’re roaming the city today, testing stations and docks to make sure they properly engage and disengage bicycles when a key is inserted, just as annual members will do.  The next step after this is the delivery of each station’s bicycles, although there’s no word on exactly when that will begin.

This video shows how easy it is to take the bikes in and out.

Some more pictures, below:


Docking a bike


Checking to see if the bike is locked.


The light is green, the dock is clean.

  1. Wilfried permalink
    May 10, 2013 4:54 pm

    Yup, I saw them doing that on Lafayette at Houston, next to REI. They couldn’t be doing this for every dock, could they? They also have to deliver the keys.

    • May 10, 2013 5:27 pm

      The guys I spoke to said they are doing it for every single one!

      Not sure how many crews they send out at once.

  2. Chris permalink
    May 15, 2013 9:08 pm


    • May 16, 2013 10:40 am

      Cool! He was very nice when I spoke to him. What a great coincidence!

  3. May 16, 2013 7:47 am

    Not just a great thing for the gave 200 jobs,hope,money…..this is a great thing….

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