The bike sharing service will add 140 new stations starting August
What better way to celebrate Bike to Work Week than the announcement of more bike sharing facilities. Citi Bike did just that on Thursday, the New York Daily News reports, revealing that it will create 140 new docking stations in parts of Brooklyn and Manhattan starting this August.
A large part of the expected expansion is in Brooklyn, with new stations planned for Red Hook, Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Gowanus, and Park Slope.
"The recent growth and expansion of Citi Bike is great for New York City, and something we are proud to have helped secure," Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a press release. "My former neighbors in Park Slope will certainly welcome the blue bikes this summer, and their arrival in transit-deprived neighborhoods like Red Hook illustrates our continued commitment to strengthening all of our communities and fighting inequality."
By the end of the year, the Citi Bike program will have 600 docking stations and 10,000 bikes throughout the city. This recent expansion follows last year's expansion into Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Long Island City.
This most recent push also includes plans to improve connectivity in parts of northern Manhattan going up to 110th Street. By 2017, Citi Bike wants to see its fleet increase to 12,000 bikes, doubling the existing one.
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