The Department of Transportation wants to add additional Citi Bike stations to the plan that was approved last year to make the Upper West Side bike-sharing network more dense so it’s easier to find a bike. Some of the six new stations would be added below 86th Street, where Citi Bike already exists, while others would be added to the stations that will start going into the area between 86th and 110th next month.
As we’ve reported, bicyclists have criticized the Upper West Side Citi Bike network because bike stations are depleted too quickly, making it hard to find a bike at certain times of the day. The new bikes would go at the following locations, as shown with black markers in the map here (pdf) and at the bottom of this post:
- Amsterdam Avenue between 65th and 66th Streets
- Amsterdam between 78th and 79th
- 87th and Amsterdam
- 92nd and Broadway
- Central Park West between 101st and 102nd
- Broadway and 110th
We’ll be posting more on the changes announced at Tuesday’s meeting.
People are already starting to find some holes in the expansion plan:
— Joe Gall (@JoeGallX2) July 13, 2016