Gallery: Citi Bike Could Expand Earlier to Greenpoint and LIC to Allevi...

The 12-weekend-long G train shutdown scheduled for this summer could end up being somewhat of a blessing in disguise for Long Island City and Greenpoint commuters. Community leaders in Queens and Brooklyn have been rallying for the Citi Bike system to expand to those areas in order to alleviate the lack of transportation while the G train tunnel is under repair, and it seems like their efforts may be rewarded. Citi Bike had originally planned to open stations in these neighborhoods by May, but was unable to due to flooding caused by Hurricane Sandy. Now it looks like the MTA could step in and provide some or all of the extra funds needed to get the blue bikes rolling into the two nabes, and possibly before the G train goes out of commission.

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  1. grittypretty June 19, 2013 at 11:25 am

    So frustrated that Harlem is left out. Plenty of students and workers uptown want an easier way to cross from the east to west side. The bike program would be perfect but we are being left out.