Hey, remember Citi Bike? Probably not, since you’ve spent the entire winter cooped up inside, thinking about anything but riding a bike (you still can ride though). However, #summeriscoming, so it’s time to start thinking about getting outside again and topics related to the outside, like that Citi Bike expansion we talked about last year. This isn’t going to be some piddling little expansion either, not according to a map the Brooklyn Paper has showing a slew of new stations that are supposed to land in Williamsburg and Greenpoint by the end of the year.
As previously mentioned, Williamsburg and Greenpoint were going to be first up in the Citi Bike expansion plans, and according to a map obtained by the Brooklyn Paper, their expansion is going to be huge, with 53 stations stretching from the northern tip of Greenpoint to as far south as the Flushing, and even as far east as the Grand Street and Montrose Avenue L train stops. As for that whole Bed-Stuy expansion, we guess we can wait for another map for that news.
Most of the stations seem clustered around the McCarren Park area, so we can finally realize the dream of not having to walk from one end of the park to the other, but instead fiddle with a touchscreen that works sometimes in order to get a bike that we then have to violently slam into a docking station a few blocks away in order to avoid late/stolen charges.