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Old 07-22-2019, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Harlem, NY
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Citi Bike will finally expand into the Bronx and deeper into the outer boroughs.
After years of anticipation and criticism over its location in primarily wealthy and white parts of the city, the bike-share provider and the de Blasio administration outlined plans for a slow, but significant expansion over the next three and a half years.
By the end of 2023, Citi Bike will push out to areas such as Corona, Queens; Brownsville, Brooklyn; Morrisania, in the Bronx; and up through the remainder of Manhattan. Staten Island is not included in the plans, though the borough will get an island-wide expansion of dockless bike-share service.
“We are really expanding the system in an exciting way,” said Polly Trottenberg, the city’s Department of Transportation commissioner, at a news conference in the Bronx Tuesday, noting that the bike share will move from the eighth largest system in the world to the top three after the expansion is complete.


Here is the general timeline for the expansion:
  • Stations are beginning to roll out in Bushwick, Brooklyn, and Ridgewood, Queens, as part of a previously planned expansion along the L train line.
  • Starting next year, the city will bring docks to the rest of Manhattan and into parts of the south Bronx.
  • And lastly, between 2020 and 2023, Citi Bike will expand deeper into borough neighborhoods.
In Queens, service will extend to Corona, Elmhurst, Jackson Heights, Maspeth and Sunnyside. In Brooklyn, docks will be placed in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brownsville, Crown Heights, East Flatbush, Kensington, Prospect Lefferts Garden, South Slope, Sunset Park and Windsor Terrace. The Bronx will get service in Concourse, Claremont, Highbridge, Longwood, Melrose, Morrisania, Mott Haven, Mt. Eden and Port Morris.


“I just want to say it’s about damn time — and I mean that in the most sincere and happiest form,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., who believes the bike share will help east-west travel in the borough.
“In the Bronx, we ride bikes too, and we just felt left out,” the borough president added.
The expansion is part of an agreement reached last year between the city and Citi Bike’s new parent company, Lyft, to double its footprint and triple its fleet size to 40,000 bikes by 2023.
Citi Bike, a public-private partnership that is not publicly subsidized, has for years been under pressure to expand into more sections of the city. After a lull in growth, there was debate among the City Council as to whether tax dollars should go toward the bike-share company to fund an expansion. Ultimately, as part of the deal in which Lyft bought Citi Bike’s operators, Motivate, Lyft announced a commitment to privately fund growth with a $100 million injection into the bike-share service. The city, for its part, has assembled a 12-person outreach team.


https://www.amny.com/transit/citi-bi...ion-1.33899440
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Old 07-22-2019, 10:58 AM
 
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JUMP is already in the Bronx. Citi didn't trust Bronx residents with their precious bicycles for a long time, so now that they are expanding, I'll stick with JUMP.
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Old 07-22-2019, 11:12 AM
 
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The next time you order to-go Chinese food in the Bronx the delivery man will be in a repainted/stolen citi bike.
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Old 07-22-2019, 11:20 AM
 
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The next thing you know, there are no Citi bike available in any of those stations. Why? Because the moment they put it out there, someone stole it right after they turn their back.
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Old 07-22-2019, 11:37 AM
 
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Although i welcome the bikes in my area my main concern is where the hell will they put the bike stations!!!?
Honestly most of the sidewalks in my area are only about 2 of those square blocks wide meaning that the bike stations will be installed in the street removing parking spaces from residents who already have a hard time finding parking
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Old 07-22-2019, 11:39 AM
 
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It would be a nice idea to have them by the GWB so you can bike across and then dock them at the other side.

Tiddays!
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Old 07-22-2019, 11:46 AM
 
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The next time you order to-go Chinese food in the Bronx the delivery man will be in a repainted/stolen citi bike.
Believe it or not a homeless dude was trying to sell to me and others a repainted/stolen citi bike it was nicely repainted red we were cracking up because while he was gave us his sale pitch a few citi bikes roll pass us LOL!!
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Old 07-22-2019, 12:40 PM
 
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Believe it or not a homeless dude was trying to sell to me and others a repainted/stolen citi bike it was nicely repainted red we were cracking up because while he was gave us his sale pitch a few citi bikes roll pass us LOL!!
How much was he asking?
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Old 07-22-2019, 01:26 PM
 
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How much was he asking?
First he ask for a $100 then $50
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Old 07-22-2019, 01:58 PM
 
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First he ask for a $100 then $50
Was it $100 before he saw the non-stolen citi bike roll by and $50 after lol?
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