The Department of Transportation has identified 62 potential sites for Citi Bike stations in Community Board 6, which also includes Park Slope, Gowanus, the Columbia Street Waterfront District and parts of Boerum Hill.
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The district is included in the latest citywide expansion, which will grow the total number of bikes in the Citi Bike fleet from 6,000 to 12,000. Installation is expected to begin next year and should be completed by the end of 2017.
The potential Citi Bike locations in CB6 were determined after city officials received local input through community meetings, a public web portal and considered operational factors, Neil Bezdeck, a DOT representative for the bike-share program told CB6's transportation committee.
Three sites near public parks are still pending coordination with the Department of Parks and Recreation, one of which is near Coffey Park in Red Hook.
The map above shows the draft locations for Citi Bike stations in Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens and Red Hook. The locations are approximations based on a map that was provided at the CB6 committee meeting.
Some of the notable sites include:
► A sidewalk station on Van Brunt near Reed streets next to Fairway Market
► A roadbed station on Beard Street near IKEA
► A sidewalk station near the Red Hook swimming pool
► A roadbed station near Cobble Hill Park on Clinton Street
► A roadbed station on Butler Street near Cobble Hill Cinemas
► A roadbed station on Smith Street near the Smith-Ninth Street subway station
CB6's transportation committee unanimously passed a resolution to support the plan and requested that DOT give the committee an update post-installation.
The Cobble Hill Association recently announced it is collecting feedback from local residents on the expected Citi Bike locations in Cobble Hill. To fill in the survey, visit this website.