Citi Bike revealed details of its latest expansion today, announcing that it’ll bring 2,000 new bikes and 140 new stations to Harlem, Astoria, Long Island City, Crown Heights and Prospect Heights. Installation of the big blue bikes begins September 12.
The bike-share program, which recently announced plans to open a new facility in the East Village, will add seven new stations each in Astoria and in neighboring Long Island City, just over the bridge from Greenpoint. It will bring bikes for the first time to Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, and Harlem up to 130th Street. Draft maps (linked herein) show Crown Heights/Prospect Heights getting 27 new stations and Harlem getting 17 new stations.
The DOT wasn’t ready to release specific installation dates, but a spokesperson said the stations will become active as they’re installed and will all be good to go by the end of the year.
As for when Citi Bike might come to Bushwick, today’s press release states that “while there are no current plans to grow beyond this year’s installations, DOT expects to bring bike share to more New Yorkers and is actively exploring all available options for doing so.”