Citi Bike Kiosks Running in Previews for Brooklyn Navy Yard Workers

Citi Bike kiosk at Brooklyn Navy Yard. Photo: Michael Cairl via ##http://brooklynspoke.com/2012/10/21/citi-bike-docking-station-sneak-peak/##Brooklyn Spoke##

An anonymous source informs us that, starting today, tenants and employees of the Brooklyn Navy Yard will be able to try out Citi Bike, which will help with “operational training” for the bike-share system.

The Navy Yard covers an area of about 300 acres, and according to our tipster, Citi Bike stations have been placed all over. Navy Yard ID-holders will be given free use of the bikes, which are to remain inside the yard.

While this preview run for Citi Bike won’t make use of the payment system, it’s hard to take this as anything other than a good sign, some five months away from the projected March 2013 launch date.

  • Mike

    Very smart to do a demo inside a closed industrial park, but one that’s so big that bikes are actually useful for getting around.

  • We don’t read anything into the kiosk being placed on top of the word “STOP”?

  • fj

    Great news and place to prototype the system possibly coordinated with the East River Ferry which currently does start early enough to take motion picture workers from Manhattan to early 6am & 7am calls at Steiner Studios in the Brooklyn Navy Yard where lots of cyclists work.

  • Ben Kintisch

    Please oh please good Citi Bike, get this right and get it rolling!

  • hugo copeland

    Citi Bike stations have been placed all over.

  • fj

    Error: . . . East River Ferry which currently does NOT start early enough to take motion picture workers to Steiner Studios . . .

  • Jus10

    Sooo exciting!! Get ready Brooklyn & NYC…. this is gonna be awesome-ness!

  • kevd

    when did brooklyn stop being nyc?

  • fj

    Ah yes, Arsenic & Old Lace

  • fj

    I have seen the kiosks & they are beautiful.