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Bike Share Coming to Bed-Stuy in Two Phases

By Paul DeBenedetto | March 29, 2013 8:45am | Updated on March 29, 2013 9:26am
 Bike share stations like the one pictured are coming to Bed-Stuy in two phases.
Bike share stations like the one pictured are coming to Bed-Stuy in two phases.
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BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — Some Bed-Stuy residents will enjoy the benefits of a new City bike-sharing program as early as May, according to a new draft of the city's bike share map released on Thursday.

Others will just have to wait a little longer.

According to the revised bike share map released by the Department of Transportation, nine locations in Bedford-Stuyvesant west of Nostrand Avenue are included in the bike share program, with another location just over the border on Classon Avenue in Clinton Hill.

Those locations will be available as soon as the program is implemented, according to the map.

But residents east of Nostrand Avenue will have to wait until the end of 2013 to use the more than two dozen locations east of Nostrand in the neighborhood.

After a series of setbacks, the city pushed the program back again after Hurricane Sandy, when the storm surge flooded bike share facility at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, where most of the equipment was stored, according to the DOT.

“DOT has worked around the clock to restore vital transportation links following the storm and that includes putting Citi Bike on the road to recovery,” DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan said at the time. “Despite the damage, New York will have the nation’s largest bike share system up and running this spring.”