Citi Bike Begins Fall 2017 Expansion into New Neighborhoods

NYC DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg and Jay Walder, President & CEO of Citi Bike operator Motivate announced today that Citi Bike is continuing its expansion this fall, starting September 12th, bringing 2,000 new bikes and 140 new stations to three boroughs: Harlem up to 130th Street in Manhattan (CB9CB 10 & CB11); Astoria and Long Island City in Queens (CB1 & CB2); and Crown Heights and Prospect Heights in Brooklyn (CB8 & CB9). This year’s growth fulfills a commitment to double the bike-share system’s size by the end of 2017.

“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,” said Department of Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg. “More than just adding neighborhoods to the bike share network, Citi Bike is also bringing more bikes and stations to already established neighborhoods. I thank our partners at Motivate; after just over four years on the streets of New York City, it’s now difficult to imagine a New York City without Citi Bike.”

“As we proceed with phase two of Citi Bike’s expansion, we celebrate one of the most successful public private partnerships in the history of our city,” said Jay Walder, President & CEO of Motivate, the company that operates Citi Bike. “By working in partnership with the Department of Transportation, we’ve been able to create more than 450 good new jobs, we’ve engaged New Yorkers and visitors in a healthy, fun and safe way to get around the city, and we’ve been able to turn urban bike share from an interesting experiment into a crucial component of our city’s transit network. We look forward to building on our joint success.”

Learn more in the press release by clicking here.

A woman wearing a bicycle helmet docks a blue Citi Bike into a bike share station in NYC.

Final Maps Released for Bike Share Expansion in Manhattan CB9 and CB10

NYC DOT conducted an extensive participatory planning and outreach campaign with the local communities in Morningside Heights and Harlem to select Citi Bike locations. Per the program’s siting guidelines, this process included more than twenty-five meetings and events with Community Boards 9 and 10, local elected officials, area institutions, BIDs, and other community organizations. From public workshops to community presentations, DOT actively engaged with the community and listened to their concerns and comments.

The draft station siting plans were initially released by DOT in Spring 2016, with updated draft siting plans released in April of this year. Since then, DOT has reviewed comments from local stakeholders about proposed locations. As a result, DOT has relocated four stations in Manhattan CB 9 and three stations in Manhattan CB 10 between the initial draft and final version of the plans. You can view the final Citi Bike station sites using the links below.

DOT anticipates that Motivate will install these stations later this year.

Manhattan CB9 Final Plan Map

Manhattan CB10 Final Plan Map



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