Community Planning Workshop, Manhattan CB11

Join NYC DOTNYC Bike ShareCiti 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.  

RSVP on Facebook!

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Community Planning Workshop, Brooklyn CB6!

Join NYC DOTNYC Bike ShareCiti 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

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Community Planning Workshop, Manhattan CB 8 (UES)

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Join NYC DOTNYC Bike ShareCiti 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.

RSVP on Facebook. For more information please contact John Orzeck at jorzeck@dot.nyc.gov or 212.839.6218.

Co-sponsors include: Council Member Daniel GarodnickBen Kallos,Ydanis Rodriguez, Borough President Gale A. BrewerNew York State Senator Jose M. Serrano, Assembly Member Dan Quart, Robert J. RodriguezRebecca Seawright, Representative Carolyn Maloney,Community Board 8 ManhattanEast Midtown Partnership, and Madison Avenue Business Improvement District.

Manhattan Community Board 7 Workshop

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!

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Citi Bike is Expanding!

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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 is Here!

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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

 

Where You’ll See Bike Share Stations

As CitiBike begins station installation around town, you’ll notice that they’re located in different places:

  1. At the edge of public parks
  2. In pedestrian plazas and privately-owned public spaces
  3. On wide sidewalks
  4. 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.

NYC Bike Share: Designed by New Yorkers

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!

Citi Bike Station Map

Citi Bike will be the largest bike share system in North America, with 600 stations and 10,000 bikes. DOT invited New Yorkers to help shape the system, and we received tens of thousands of ideas on our online suggestion map, and many more in community workshops throughout the service area.

Between September 2011 and April 2012, NYC DOT held 33 bike share demonstrations and open houses in three different languages throughout the city; presented to Community Boards and Community Board leadership 54 times; held 13 community planning workshops; met over 150 times with other stakeholders, institutions and business improvement districts; and collected almost 10,000 individual station location suggestions and more than 60,000 support votes on the suggestion map.

DOT will continue to work with New Yorkers to refine these station locations. Detailed site selection and planning work continues for Park Slope, Cobble Hill, Prospect Heights and Crown Heights (Brooklyn community districts 6, 8 and 9), the Upper West and East Sides (Manhattan districts 8 and 7) and Sunnyside (Queens district 2).
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