After announcing the plan last October, Citi Bike is gearing up to nearly double the size of its operations in New York by 2017. Have an idea of where all those new docks should go? Now's your chance to have some influence.
Over the next two years, 375 new stations will be added across New York with 6,000 additional bikes rolling down city streets. Soon, you’ll be able to grab a bulky blue bike from docks as far north as 130th street and as far east as Bed-Stuy, but the final locations of many of those stations have not been finalized.
The first neighborhoods to get stations will be Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Long Island City. If you live in Greenpoint or Williamsburg, and want to have a say where the docks will be installed, you can attend an “expansion planning” workshop at the Swinging 60’s Senior Center (211 Ainslie Street) on Feb 10. Starting at 6:30pm, NYCDOT employees will be on hand to answer questions about the expansion.
The next areas that will get bike share service will be Astoria, the Upper East Side, the Upper West Side and pretty much everywhere between Prospect Park and the East River. Tonight, residents of the Upper West Side can attend a similar workshop at Redeemer Presbyterian Church (150 W 83rd St) hosted by Councilmember Helen Rosenthal, Community Board 7 and NYCDOT. Two back-to-back planning workshops at 6pm and 7pm will allow people to give input on new dock locations.
Don't live in either of those neighborhoods but still have an opinion on where those 375 stations should be installed? Anyone can suggest a location at www.nyc.gov/bikeshare
Check out a map of the expansion plans below and start planning the new routes you'll be trying out soon.