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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