The return of the electric Citi bike is near! Last April, several thousand pedal-assisted electric bikes were taken out of circulation after "dozens" of people were injured due to unexpectedly heavy brakes. But now the brakes are fixed, and as of this winter, hundreds of e-bikes will appear at docking stations throughout the city. The news follows a similar announcement that e-bikes will return to San Francisco after a few battery burns after these bikes have been decommissioned.
New York's Citi Bike and San Francisco's Bay Wheels are both operated by Motivate, a Lyft-based national bicycle stock company. Citi Bike claims to have revised the brakes setup of the bikes and is now working with another battery supplier.