Four More Citi Bike Stations Are In The Works For Lower Manhattan
It’s a good time to be a cyclist in Lower Manhattan. First, we found out last week the Brooklyn Bridge is finally getting a dedicated bike lane by the end of the year. Now, even more Citi Bike stations could be coming to the neighborhood soon.
Community Board 1 in November endorsed the bikeshare program’s plans to add two new docks in the neighborhood, while two more are under consideration as well. The board backed new stations at the intersections of Water Street and John Street, and Spruce Street and Gold Street.
Citi Bike wants to add two more stations, at Fulton Street and Pearl Street and then at Albany Street and Greenwich Street as well, but the board wants to reevaluate those locations before it signs off. Those four stations would be on top of the about 20 stations already installed in Lower Manhattan. The stations are scheduled to be installed this winter, according to a spokesperson for Lyft, which owns Citi Bike.
The new stations are Citi Bike’s Phase 3 expansion, which will reach parts of the city that do not have bikeshare stations yet. The phase also includes adding more bikes and stations at higher-demand areas, such as Lower Manhattan.