The city has released the final plan for CitiBike on the Upper West Side, making slight changes to the locations of three stations but leaving the rest of the plan the same as before. The three stations that were moved were:
- One on 100th street that got moved east of Columbus Avenue, after initially being placed between Columbus and Amsterdam.
- One on 84th street that was moved just east of Broadway from just west of the avenue.
- One on Riverside Drive moved from between 78th and 79th to between 77th and 78th.
The map below shows all of the stations that CitiBike plans to place in the neighborhood, with new stations surrounded by a dotted-line circle, and stations that have been removed in yellow. Among the controversial stations that did not get moved are one next to the Eleanor Roosevelt statue at 72nd street and Riverside Park and one on 81st street just west of Columbus Avenue that residents had wanted moved. See the full map below.
Some bicycling activist say there are too few stations. We asked council member Helen Rosenthal’s office if she plans to push for more, and she said in a statement that “I appreciate that DOT has agreed to closely monitor their use to determine if additional stations are feasible.”
The soonest CitiBike could arrive in the neighborhood is August. There’s a community board meeting next Tuesday at 7 p.m. at 250 West 87th street to discuss the changes.