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DOT seeks to add Citi Bike docks to prepare for L-train shutdown

November 16, 2018 By Raanan Geberer Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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Representatives of the city Department of Transportation visited a Community Board 1 meeting on Tuesday to present the agency’s plan to expand the number of Citi Bike docks in North Brooklyn in preparation for the upcoming L-train shutdown.

DOT plans to install 200 new bike docks in the area, mainly by expanding capacity at existing Citi Bike stations, according to Greenpoint Post.

The biggest changes will come to Citi Bike’s Nassau Avenue-Russell Street station, with 30 new docks to be added; and to the Division Avenue-Hooper Street station at the foot of the Williamsburg Bridge, which is slated to get 34 new docks.

CB 1 members and neighborhood residents at the meeting brought up the issue of parking spots that would be lost because of the expansion, Greenpoint Post said.

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Some charged that DOT in the past ignored their preferences about locations where Citi Bike docks should be located.

DOT representatives said only seven parking spots would be lost as a result of the new initiative, Greenpoint Post reported.

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