Citi Bike recently extended its network of blue bikes to Governors Island, giving New Yorkers and tourists an even wider range of cycling territory in the city. The bike share program, which has racked up 2 million trips since its inception in 2013, rolled out two new docking stations at the popular summer destination last week. The addition is sure to be a huge benefit for visitors, since it allows them to bring Citi Bikes from other stations to the island without having to worry about getting them back off the island before time runs out.
Citi Bike wisely situated the new bike docks near the Manhattan and Brooklyn ferry landings. This makes it convenient for visitors and commuters to grab a bike where they need one. In a statement to DNAinfo, the Trust For Governors Island called the popular visitor spot “an oasis for biking,” and said officials are “thrilled that visitors will now have another new way to enjoy the Island by bike.”
Citi Bike is reportedly treating the island bike docks as a pilot to see how much people use them. The city-wide biking program currently has about 6,000 bikes on the streets, and is in the process of expansion. Queens, the Upper West Side, the Upper East Side and areas of Brooklyn are all looking forward to new Citi Bike stations later this fall, and Jersey City also recently announced that the Citi Bike program will be available there next month.
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