Here it is: The map of your 600 new bikeshare stations

The city just released its map of where the 600 bike share stations will be (aka where you can pick up your new CitiBank branded rental bike) when the program launches this summer, and a bunch of you are going to feel awful left out. As you can see, the Brooklyn stations are concentrated around the Park Slope Downtown Brooklyn, Fort Greene, Bed-Stuy and Williamsburg, while basically anything south of Atlantic Avenue gets no love. Anything near Prospect Park and below is also left out, presumably because Prosspect Park is such a nice place to drive your car through. And Manhattan has a billion of them. The program launches sometime in July (no exact date yet) and will put 10,000 bikes around the city. The annual membership is $95, a week is $25 and a one-day membership is $9.95. But remember: the whole idea is for short rides, so if you’re trying to joy ride around to all 600 stations, you’re going to have a bad time.

UPDATE: Read this for info on the status of bike share stations in Park Slope and beyond.

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  • “As you can see, the Brooklyn stations are concentrated around the Park Slope, Fort Greene, Bed-Stuy and Williamsburg areas”

    Are we looking at the same map? I don’t see a single dot in or anywhere near Park Slope.

    • That’s why the Slope is crossed out. Shocking none are there.

      Shocking that none are south of Atlantic Avenue-except not. Putting some in Prospect Park would make sense. From my understanding roads are closed to cars for more time than they are open to cars.

  • If you read the note under the map, you’ll see that they’re still doing “detailed site selection” for neighborhoods south of Atlantic Ave.

  • Uh, that’s ’cause they’re not done. According to the text under the map,

    “DOT will continue to work with New Yorkers to refine these station locations. Detailed site selection and planning work continues for Park Slope, Cobble Hill, Prospect Heights and Crown Heights (Brooklyn community districts 6, 8 and 9) and the Upper West and East Sides (Manhattan districts 7 and 8).”

    Please read the whole page you link to before making assumptions about it!

  • As usual, the only part of Brooklyn the city pays any attention to are the parts closest to . . . the city. So getting around Brooklyn (rather than getting to and from the Center of the Universe AKA Manhattan) is a huge pain in the rear. As usual.

  • Damn, that is going to be a lot of stations to hit with anti-Citibank graffiti, stickers, flyers, etc…