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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Final Map Released for Bike Share Expansion in Long Island City (Queens CB2)

NYC DOT conducted an extensive participatory planning and outreach campaign with the local community to select additional Citi Bike locations in Long Island City over the last year. This process, per the program’s siting guidelines, included more than a dozen meetings and events with Community Board 2, 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.

Queens CB 2 Infill Map 300pixAfter releasing draft station siting plans in May, NYC DOT did a comprehensive review of comments received from local stakeholders about proposed stations and as a result, DOT has relocated two stations between the draft and final versions of the plans. These new stations were added to the existing bike share network to improve system-wide density, helping to ensure that Citi Bike continues to provide a robust and reliable service for users. You can view the final Citi Bike station sites in Queens CB2 using the link below.

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

Queens CB2 Infill Final Plan Map

Final Map Released for Bike Share Expansion in Astoria (Queens CB1)

NYC DOT conducted an extensive participatory planning and outreach campaign with the local community to select Citi Bike locations in Astoria last fall. Per the program’s siting guidelines, this process included more than eighteen meetings and events with Community Board 1, local elected officials, area institutions, BIDS, and other community organizations. Through public workshops and community presentations, DOT actively engaged with the community and listened to concerns and comments.

Citi Bike Expansion Queens CB1 Map The draft station siting plans were released by DOT in April of this year. Comments received from local stakeholders about proposed locations were reviewed by DOT, and as a result nine stations were relocated between the draft and final versions of the plan. You can view the final Citi Bike station sites in Queens CB1 using the link below.

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

Queens CB1 Final Plan Map

Final Map Released for Bike Share Expansion in Brooklyn CBs 8 and CB9

NYC DOT conducted an extensive participatory planning and outreach campaign with local communities in Prospect Heights and Crown Heights to select Citi Bike locations. Per the program’s siting guidelines, this process included more than twenty meetings and events with Community Boards 8 and 9, 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.

bike share final map cb8 cb9The draft station siting plans were released by DOT in April of this year and since then, DOT reviewed the comments received from local stakeholders about proposed stations. As a result, DOT has relocated two stations between the draft and final versions of the plans. You can view the final Citi Bike station sites in Brooklyn CBs 8 and 9 using the link below.

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

Brooklyn CBs 8 & 9 Final Plan Map

Community Planning Workshop, Queens CB2

Please join us for a workshop to plan bike share in Long Island City, Queens Community Board 2. Sessions begin at 6pm and 7pm on Thursday, March 23 at CUNY Law School, 2 Court Square, Long Island City, NY 11101 on the 3rd Floor, room 301 (enter on Hunter Street).

Help plan the Citi Bike system with our co-sponsors:
- Queens Community Board 2
- Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer
- State Senator Michael Gianaris
- Long Island City Partnership

For more information, please contact Samantha Dolgoff at sdolgoff@dot.nyc.gov or 212.839.2510
Community Planning Workshop, Queens CB2

Community Planning Workshop, Brooklyn CB8 & CB9

Please join us for a second workshop to plan bike share in Prospect Heights and Crown Heights, Brooklyn Community Board 8 & 9.  Sessions begin at 6pm and 7pm on Wednesday, December 7 at St. Francis de Sales School for the Deaf, 260 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn NY 11225.

Help plan the Citi Bike system with our co-sponsors:
- Brooklyn Community Board #8
- Brooklyn Community Board #9
- Brooklyn Borough President Eric. L. Adams
- Assembly Member Walter T. Mosley
- North Flatbush Business Improvement District
- Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corp.

For more information, please contact Lerory Branch (CB8) at lbranch@dot.nyc.gov or Nathan Albert (CB9) at nalbert@dot.nyc.gov or call 646.892.1350.

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Community Planning Workshop, Queens CB1

Citi Bike is Expanding! Join NYC DOT, NYC Bike Share, and Citi Bike to help plan the system along with our co-sponsors at one of these two community planning workshops: October 26 & November 3.

This event is co-sponsored by Queens Community Board #1, Council Member Costa Constantinides, Council Member Jimmy Van Bramers, State Senator Michael Gianaris, Steinway BID, Central Astoria LDC, and Long Island City Partnership.

Two workshops will be held:

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at Bohemian Hall, 29-19 24th Ave, Astoria NY 11102

Thursday, November 3, 2016 at PS166 Q Henry Gradstein, 30-09 35th Ave, Astoria NY 11102

Sessions begin at 6pm and 7pm. For more information, please contact Samantha Dolgoff at sdolgoff@dot.nyc.gov or 212-839-2510.

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Community Planning Workshop, Brooklyn CB8 & CB9

Please join NYC DOT, NYC Bike Share, Citi Bike and our co-sponsors to help plan the bike share system in Brooklyn CB8 and CB9 on Wednesday, October 19!

This event is co-sponsored by Brooklyn Community Board 8, Brooklyn Community Board 9, Council Member Robert Cornegy, Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, Assembly Member Walter T. Mosely and Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corp.

The workshop will be held on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 and sessions begin at 6pm and 7pm. Hosted at the Hope City Empowerment Center, 650 Washington Ave, Brooklyn NY 11238. For more information, please contact Leroy Branch (CB 8) at lbranch@dot.nyc.gov or Nathan Albert (CB 0) at nalbert@dot.nyc.gov or 646-892-1350.

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Final Map Released for Bike Share Expansion in East Harlem (Manhattan CB11)

NYC DOT conducted an extensive participatory planning and outreach campaign with the local community to select Citi Bike locations in East Harlem in early 2015 and through the first half of 2016. Per the program’s siting guidelines, this process included more than a dozen meetings and events with Community Board 11, 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 released by DOT in December of last year and since then, DOT reviewed the comments received from local stakeholders about proposed stations. As a result, DOT has relocated seven stations between the draft and final versions of the plans. Additionally, six stations were added to the final plan to improve system-wide density, helping to ensure that the Citi Bike program will provide a more robust and reliable service for users. You can view the final Citi Bike station sites in Manhattan CB 11 using the link below.

DOT anticipates that Motivate will install these stations as far north as 110th Street later this year, with the remaining stations in Manhattan Community Board 11 to be installed next year.

Manhattan CB 11 Final Plan Map