After years of teasing, CitiBike appears to actually be coming to the Upper West Side.
In two sessions this Thursday (at 6 and 7 p.m.), the city Department of Transportation and local officials are gathering at Redeemer Presbyterian Church at 150 West 83rd street, Room 406, to start the planning process for siting CitiBike stations on the Upper West Side. It’s not yet clear where exactly the stations will go, but the Columbus Avenue Business Improvement District told its members that it would reach as high as 79th street on Columbus.
The DOT is giving a rather vague timeline at this point: “We anticipate that the bike share system will expand into Upper Manhattan between 2015 and 2017, reaching as far north as 130th Street,” a spokesperson told us.
Right now, CitiBikes only go as far North as 61st street and Broadway. We last wrote about CitiBike, and why it’s not on the UWS yet, here.
Suffice to say, if you’re interested and want to be a part of the process, show up Thursday!