Underserved Brooklyn neighborhoods to get Citi Bike stations in $100M expansion
First stop: Broadway Junction.
Officials gathered at the corner of Van Sinderen Avenue and Truxton Street Wednesday to cut the ribbon on a new Citi Bike station outside the Broadway Junction Transit hub.
The new dock is one of 85 coming in the next few months to currently underserved neighborhoods like Ridgewood, Bushwick, Ocean Hill-Brownsville, Cypress Hills and East New York as part of a $100 million expansion.
“As borough president and an avid cyclist myself, I am excited to see Citi Bike expand further into Brooklyn, including some areas where transit options can be limited,” Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams from the corner of Van Sinderen Avenue and Truxton Street.
“These new stations must be coupled with aggressive investments in street safety, with priority given to areas like East New York and Brownsville. I look forward to deepening our partnership with Citi Bike and DOT to ensure Brooklyn becomes the cycling capital of the world.”
When the expansion is complete in 2023, Citi Bike stations will reach 70 percent of residents in NYCHA developments, officials said Wednesday, up from 40 percent that are currently serviced by the bike share program.
Docks are also in the works for Crown Heights, Prospect-Lefferts Garden, East Flatbush, Sunset Park, South Slope, Windsor Terrace, Prospect Park South and Kensington.
Correction (Thursday, 10:15 a.m.): A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that the expansion would consist of 85 new stations. That is just the first wave of the expansion and there will be even more by 2023, according to officials.
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