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9 More Citi Bike Stations Headed to the Upper East Side: Community Board

By Shaye Weaver | May 20, 2016 3:20pm | Updated on May 23, 2016 8:13am
 The Upper East Side is getting nine new Citi Bike stations, officials said.
The Upper East Side is getting nine new Citi Bike stations, officials said.
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UPPER EAST SIDE — The city is planning to install nine new Citi Bike stations in the neighborhood and reduce the number of bikes at some existing docks, according to the local community board.

The Department of Transportation reached out to Community Board 8 earlier this week to give a heads up that it will soon schedule a time to present its expansion plan to the community, but did not reveal any specifics or locations, according to Scott Falk, co-chairman of the board's transportation committee.

The DOT and Motivate, which operates the bike share service, announced on Thursday that they plan to bring roughly 42 additional stations to neighborhoods where Citi Bike already exists, including the Upper East Side and Upper West Side.

The new stations are set to roll out beginning this year and into 2017.

READ MORE: Upper East Side Citi Bike Locations Revealed

Adding the new stations would "improve density," which would help ensure "that a Citi Bike station is always close at hand, providing a more robust, reliable service," city officials wrote in a press release.

The DOT did not return a request for comment on Friday.

The city announced plans last August to double the program in size from 6,000 to 12,000 bikes by 2017.