Suggest where south Brooklyn’s Citi Bike stations should go, without having to leave the house

The people want bikes, give the people bikes. via the DOT

The people want bikes, give the people bikes. via the DOT

A Citi Bike membership costs $150/year. Makes sense if you have access to a bike station near home, but seems kind of useless otherwise. And until now, there weren’t many stations to speak of South Brooklyn. We know that’s about to change, and now DNAinfo reports that the bike share company is taking your online input on where to put docking stations all over South Brooklyn, choosing exact locations based on user requests.

Which user? You, sir. Yep, Citi Bike made this nifty online map for all your requests. All you have to do is click on the spot(s) you’d want to see a docking station and wait for the DOT to announce which spots they picked. Boy, sure beats having to go to a loud, contentious community board meeting

The map also lets you see where all your fellow Brooklynites have requested Citi Bike stations, so you can gauge where popular opinion stands. If you’ve got more to say, City Councilmember Brad Lander has a feedback form you can chime in on, and explain the method to your planning madness. No word on exactly how many stations are going to crop up, but the one thing we do know is that they’ll be rolling out sometime in 2016.

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