NYC DOT conducted an extensive participatory planning and outreach campaign with local communities to select Citi Bike locations on the Upper East and Upper West Sides in late 2014 and early 2015. This process, per the program’s siting guidelines, included more than 50 meetings and events with Community Boards 7 and 8, 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.
After releasing draft station siting plans in May, NYC DOT did a comprehensive review of the hundreds of comments received from local stakeholders about proposed stations and as a result, DOT has relocated five stations between the draft and final versions of the plans. Below is the link to access the final station sites for Citi Bike in the Upper East and Upper West Side.
DOT anticipates that Motivate will install these stations as far north as 86th Street later this year, with the remaining stations in Manhattan Community Boards 7 and 8 to be installed by early 2016.
Expanding the Citi Bike program north to the Upper East and Upper West Sides creates a great new transit amenity, facilitating cross-town travel, short trips within the neighborhood, and connectivity to subways, buses, and the existing Citi Bike program south of 60th Street. NYC DOT is excited for the Bike Share program to expand and to have worked closely with the local stakeholders in the process.
Manhattan CB 7 Final Plan
Manhattan CB 8 Final Plan
Join NYC DOT, NYC Bike Share, Citi Bike and our co-sponsors to help plan the bike share system in Manhattan’s CB11 (Harlem)!
This event is co-sponsored by Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Council Member Inez Dickens, Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez, Borough President Gale Brewer, State Senator Bill Perkins, State Senator José Serrano, Assembly Member Robert Rodriguez, Assembly Member Keith Wright, Community Board 11 and New Harlem East Merchants Association.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015: Sessions begin at 6pm and 7pm at Johnson Community Center, 1833 Lexington Ave between 112th St & 115th St, Manhattan.
Photos are up on our Flickr! flic.kr/s/aHskf4h6xo
Join NYC DOT, NYC Bike Share, Citi Bike and our co-sponsors to help plan the bike share system in Brooklyn’s CB6 (Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Gowanus, Park Slope and Red Hook)!
Thursday, June 11, 2015: Sessions begin at 7pm and 8pm at PS 58, 330 Smith Street at 1st Place, Brooklyn.
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Photos from this event are available on NYC DOT’s Flickr page: https://flic.kr/s/aHske4H3SP
Join NYC DOT, NYC Bike Share, Citi Bike and our co-sponsors to help plan the bike share system in Manhattan CB 8 (Upper East Side)!
Thursday, February 12, 2015: Sessions begin at 6pm and 7pm at Christ Church, 524 Park Ave. (at 60th St.). Enter through courtyard, workshop will be held in the basement.
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Co-sponsors include: Council Member Daniel Garodnick, Ben Kallos,Ydanis Rodriguez, Borough President Gale A. Brewer, New York State Senator Jose M. Serrano, Assembly Member Dan Quart, Robert J. Rodriguez, Rebecca Seawright, Representative Carolyn Maloney,Community Board 8 Manhattan, East Midtown Partnership, and Madison Avenue Business Improvement District.
Join Manhattan’s Community Board Seven and local residents on Thursday, January 29, 2015 for a roundtable planning workshop to help decide how bike share should work and where stations should go in the Upper West Side. The Workshop will be held at Redeemer Presbyterian Ministry Center at 150 W. 83rd St. (between Columbus and Amsterdam, Room 406. Sessions will begin at 6 pm and 7 pm.
In partnership with the Community Board Seven, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, Council Member Helen Rosenthal, Council Member Mark Levine, Council Member Corey Johnson, Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez, State Senator Adriano Espaillat, State Senator Brad Hoylman, Assembly Member Richard Gottfried, Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal, Assembly Member Daniel O’Donnell, Representative Jerold Nadler, Lincoln Square BID, Columbus Avenue BID, and Columbus-Amsterdam BID.
UPDATE: Photos are available on DOT’s Flickr page!
You’ve probably already heard the news: bike share is expanding to more boroughs! Back in October 2014, NYC DOT, Alta Bicycle Share and Citi Bike announced an agreement between New York City and Alta Bicycle Share to operate, improve, and double the size of the largest bike share program in North America.
The Citi Bike system, which will continue to be operated by NYC Bike Share, will be expanded from the current system of 330 stations and 6,000 bicycles to over 700 stations and 12,000 bicycles by the end of 2017! Citi Bike will stretch further into Brooklyn, into Harlem and bring bike share to Queens for the first time.
“We have worked hard these last ten months to get Citi Bike on track for the long-term,” said DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg. “New Yorkers deserve a system that’s more reliable and convenient, that reaches more neighborhoods and that remains affordable. This new partnership puts bike share on solid footing, and today riders can have confidence that bike share is going to get bigger and better.”
Learn more about the announcement in the NYC DOT press release here.
Citi Bike officially launched to annual members on Monday, May 27. As of 5 p.m., members had made more than 6,000 bike trips, and traveled over 13,000 miles – greater than half the Earth’s circumference! Visit Citi Bike’s blog for more stats, facts and tips.
Membership opens to daily and weekly users on June 2.
Whether you’re riding your own bike or a Citi Bike, remember the rules of the road:
- Yield to pedestrians
- Stay off the sidewalk
- Obey traffic lights
- Ride with traffic
As CitiBike begins station installation around town, you’ll notice that they’re located in different places:
- At the edge of public parks
- In pedestrian plazas and privately-owned public spaces
- On wide sidewalks
- In curbside lanes, medians and other locations along the street
These locations were selected through an extensive public process and each community selected the locations that worked best for their needs. See some sample station locations here.
Planning for the bike share system in New York City involved one of the most extensive community planning processes in the city’s history. This included 400 meetings and a website that received over 10,000 suggestions and 55,000 clicks of support for station locations.
Today, DOT releases NYC Bike Share: Designed by New Yorkers, a comprehensive report on the long-term public dialog that helped shape the system. The report includes a detailed project history, photos, timelines and an appendix of workshop materials and planning partners. Read the press release here.
Thank you for helping make CitiBike a success!