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City Wants Input on Where to Park Citi Bikes

Citi Bike stations will soon be rolling into Crown Heights for the first time, and the city wants local residents’ input on where they should go.

From DNAinfo by Rachel Holiday Smith:

The Department of Transportation and Citi Bike will host a community forum next week with residents of Prospect Heights and Crown Heights to discuss the expansion of the bike sharing program into the area.

Citi Bike has already added 73 bike stations in Park Slope, Carroll Gardens, Gowanus and Red Hook this year as part of an expansion of the program into parts of Brooklyn, Queens and Upper Manhattan.

In advance of a new bike stations coming to Brooklyn Community Board 8 and 9 — which cover Prospect Heights, Crown Heights and Prospect-Lefferts Gardens — the DOT is meeting with residents to give them an overview of the program and to gather input about the placement of the bike docking stations, the DOT said.

The community input process to install the 73 new bike stations in western Brooklyn, overseen by Community Board 6, took more than a year and sparked heated debate among residents, including one Cobble Hill local who derailed a recent CB6 to protest the bike share program, yelling “you’re gonna hit me?” at a board member.

At the Oct. 19 planning workshop for CB8 and CB9, attendees will gather in small groups with staff from DOT and Motivate, the company that operates Citi Bike, to share their thoughts on station placement, a DOT spokesperson said.

There is not yet a precise timeline for the Citi Bike expansion to CB8 and CB9. This year, the bike share program expanded from 8,000 to 10,000 bicycles.

The Citi Bike planning workshop is set to take place at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. (in two, hour-long sessions) on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at the Hope City Empowerment Center at 650 Washington Ave. in Prospect Heights. For more information, residents can call the Brooklyn branch of the DOT at (646) 892-1350.

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#1 Comment By I know On October 14, 2016 @ 12:54 pm

I know where they should put those bikes. One station in front of bloombergs house and one station in front of blasios house.

#2 Comment By resident On October 15, 2016 @ 7:46 pm

We all better get our act together and protest this. We already have meters everywhere next we need these bikes to steal parking spots. Please take a minute and say we don’t want on kingston. Let this be on Franklin or somewhere else. This is not for a yidishe neighborhood where space is at a premium.

#3 Comment By Thanks for asking On October 15, 2016 @ 8:22 pm

We appreciate the cities concern & asking, our answer: THANKS BUT NO THANKS.

#4 Comment By will they listen? On October 15, 2016 @ 9:48 pm


#5 Comment By Mom On October 15, 2016 @ 9:56 pm

Nostrand sounds good

#6 Comment By Martin On October 15, 2016 @ 10:52 pm

Send them to Los Angeles 😄

#7 Comment By Why the Hostility? On October 16, 2016 @ 12:32 am

I think that if they’d put a few stations on Eastern Parkway, it shouldn’t hurt anybody.

#8 Comment By Anonymous On October 16, 2016 @ 12:48 am

there is plenty of room on both sides of the side street in the front of 770

#9 Comment By bochur On October 16, 2016 @ 1:10 am

in front of 770 on the island

#10 Comment By Upside down On October 16, 2016 @ 1:29 am

On eastern parkway at the gate of
The entrence to train station or next to a bench
Otherwise in place of the horses at the park
Or you can just keep them and will be happy using our cars
Bc now we will have to also find bike parking ….

#11 Comment By Anonymous On October 16, 2016 @ 8:42 am

Plenty of people in the neighborhood can use the Citi Bike program. Just look at how many Lubavitcher’s you see riding bikes every day. You can definitely suggest places where it will not reduce parking space such as in the grass area of the islands on Eastern Parkway.

#12 Comment By such negativity On October 19, 2016 @ 12:17 am

it is a program that is working
it will encourage biking instead of driving a car and further poluting the environment