Starting next week, there will be 140 docking stations added to NYC across several neighborhoods in three boroughs including Harlem, Long Island City, Astoria, Prospect Heights, and Crown Heights.
A huge issue for Citi Bike has been their reach. New Yorkers were upset with the lack of bikes in areas such as Harlem and Queens since talks of expansion began about three years ago.
At long last, Citi Bike has finally come around to fulfilling their 2014 pledge to double the size of the program. There will be an additional 2,000 bikes added along with the 140 stations.
The stations won’t all be up instantly. However, they will begin placing them September 12 and all stations will be up and running by the end of the year.
The Department of Transportation Commissioner, Polly Trottenberg, said that “with this round of Citi Bike expansion, bike share will now cover more than 30 square miles, with more New Yorkers able to take advantage of this fast, affordable, convenient and sustainable transportation option.”
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