Citi Bike Expansion in Queens
New York City’s Department of Transportation’s Bike Share Unit has informed OANA of the upcoming bike share expansion in Queens’ Community Board (CB) 1, which includes neighborhoods such as Ditmars-Steinway and Astoria Heights.
This is a part of a five-year growth of New York City’s successful Citi Bike program. This project, known as Citi Bike Phase 3 will double the size of the service area, covering all of Manhattan and significant portions of Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx, and increase the system’s fleet to 40,000 bikes. This growth will greatly benefit our community by providing an accessible and efficient public transportation system.
The Department is opening their online feedback map to collect suggestions from the public on where Citi Bike stations are possibly located. There are two feedback maps:
This feedback map focuses on the northern and eastern portions of Queens CB 1, which doesn’t have any Citi Bike stations yet.
This feedback map focuses on the Phase 1 and 2 service area, which includes neighborhoods such as Long Island City and Astoria in western and southern portions of Queens CB 1 and 2.
In addition to checking out their online feedback map, you can continue to check back at DOT’s Bike Share website or social media (Twitter or Facebook) to keep updated on the next steps for bike share in Queens.
CitiBike Docking Station (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)