UPPER WEST SIDE — The Department of Transportation released the final locations for the thirty-nine Citi Bike stations that are coming to the neighborhood, with only three stations moved from their original locations.
The final locations, which can be viewed here, are the result of extensive consultation with residents, according to a post on DOT's Citibike Station Portal, a website dedicated to the bike share.
Residents had a chance to weigh in on the locations during workshops this January and again after a preliminary plan was released this spring.
While in general residents have cheered the arrival of Citi Bike, which was delayed several years, others voiced concern over particular locations, including one in front of a preschool and another in front of a busy tourist spot. Those two stations, along with some others residents took issue with, were not moved in the final plan.
In the end, three stations were moved on the Upper West Side:
► DOT moved a station on West 100th Street near Columbus Avenue further east along the block so that it is now east of Columbus Avenue. (Residents and a 24th Precinct officer said the block was very crowded already and that there were visibility issues with the initial location.)
► DOT moved a station that was west of Broadway along West 84th Street to the to the east of Broadway and from the north side of the street to the south side of the street.
► DOT moved a station that was along Riverside Drive between West 78th and 79th streets a block south so that it sits between West 77th and West 78th streets.
For its final Upper East Side plan, DOT moved two stations, it said.
"After releasing draft station siting plans in May, NYC DOT did a comprehensive review of the hundreds of comments received from local stakeholders about proposed stations and as a result, DOT has relocated five stations between the draft and final versions of the plans," the department said in a statement accompanying a map of the final locations.
In May, DOT officials suggested the stations would be installed by the new operator, a company called Motivate, at the end of August.
However, in their release Thursday, they kept commitments regarding timing vague.
"Motivate will install these stations as far north as 86th Street later this year, with the remaining stations in Manhattan Community Boards 7 and 8 to be installed by early 2016," the statement said.