Bike-Share Expansion in Harlem, Astoria, and Central Brooklyn Starts Next Week
Next Tuesday, September 12, Citi Bike operator Motivate will begin installing 140 new stations and 2,000 bikes in Astoria, Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, and Harlem up to 130th Street, marking the final phase of planned expansion for the four-year-old bike-share system.
Prospect Heights and Crown Heights will get 27 stations, Astoria 59, and Harlem 49. (You can see the final station maps on the city’s website.) Citi Bike will also add seven “infill” stations to fill out thin parts of the bike-share network in Long Island City.
The expansion in Astoria comes out to just 19 stations per square mile, however, significantly less than the 28 recommended by the National Association of City Transportation Officials to keep stations within easy walking distance. . .