North Brooklyn residents who’ve been waiting with bated breath for news about Citi Bike‘s expansion into the area will be pleased to learn that the locations of the planned stations are now available. Published by The Brooklyn Paper today, a new map reveals the forthcoming blue bike pickup points and will help Greenpoint and Williamsburg cyclists locate the stations closest to them.
Greenpoint and Williamsburg are slated to get 53 new stations as part of Citi Bike’s $30 million 2015 expansion plan. Many of the locations were part of the bike share program’s original roll-out in May of 2013, but were nixed after equipment damages caused by Hurricane Sandy.
The new station locations (as seen above in sky blue, red and dark green) will be scattered between Flushing and Marcy avenues at the border of Bushwick and Bedford-Stuyvesant in Williamsburg and Franklin Avenue and Dupont Street in Greenpoint. The addition of the blue bikes will be particularly helpful for Greenpoint, which is serviced by just one train line – the G.
Citi Bike plans to double the size of its fleet with 6,000 additional bikes at over 375 new stations by 2017. The North Brooklyn expansion in 2015 will be followed by a 2017 phase that will bring the bike share to Carroll Gardens, Red Hook, Cobble Hill, Boerum Hill, Prospect Heights, Park Slope, Gowanus, Crown Heights, and Bedford-Stuyvesant.