Quick Hits on Citi Bike Expansion and Manhattan Bike Lane Upgrades

Yesterday Citi Bike began its 2016 expansion, bringing new stations to Manhattan up to 110th Street and Brooklyn west of Prospect Park. We’ve got a few updates to share that didn’t make it into our earlier post on the expansion and the bike lane upgrades DOT is implementing in the new service area.

Expansion details

Citi Bike is adding 139 new stations to its network in NYC, not 121 as Streetsblog reported yesterday. Of the new stations, Citi Bike says 40 are infill stations (located either in areas that were already served by Citi Bike or in expansion zones that were slated for sparser station density in earlier versions of the plan).

In concert with the expansion, Citi Bike is offering $25 off annual memberships through August 31.

Amsterdam Avenue bike lane update

We checked in with DOT about the bike lane upgrades in the expanded bike-share service area. The Amsterdam Avenue protected bike lane between 72nd Street and 110th Street is largely complete, the agency said. Still to come are concrete pedestrian islands and changes to traffic signals, which the agency said will wrap up in early 2017, pending the completion of a separate capital project underway on the route.

Second Avenue bike lane update

DOT has plans for protected bike lane projects on Second Avenue between 43rd Street and 59th Street and between 68th Street and 105th Street, the latter of which has been awaiting the completion of surface construction work for the Second Avenue Subway. An agency spokesperson said: “DOT is working with MTA as we currently install the 2nd Avenue bike lanes north of 68th Street. This section is scheduled to be completed before the end of the year. We are still finalizing a timeline for the segment between 43rd St and 59th St.”

  • J

    Curious to know how this affects station density in the expansion areas. Streetsblog was highly critical of the low density earlier. Do these infill stations address the earlier critiques?

  • David Meyer
  • AnoNYC

    So glad to hear that the 2nd Ave PBL should be extended south of East Harlem finally.

  • knisa

    For what it’s worth, citibike members will also be able to take advantage of 15 new stations in Jersey City.

  • Tyson White

    What about the Amsterdam Av bike lane from 107th to 110th? They haven’t even started that yet!

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