Workers have gradually been filling in the CitiBike stations on the Upper West Side below West 86th street over the past couple of weeks, and more than half are now installed, according to the CitiBike station map. The stations tend to have between 25 and 60 bikes, and have been placed on all of the neighborhood’s avenues.
The stations in blue on the map have been placed, while the ones in yellow should be installed soon.
While residents have complained about the placement of some stations, we haven’t heard many fights yet over placing bikes near landmarked buildings. On the East side, by contrast, the landmarked Plaza recently lost a battle to get rid of a nearby station.
The next phase of CitiBike expansion, from West 86th to 107th street, is expected to be proceed next year.
For those using the bikes: have they been available when you needed them?