UPPER EAST SIDE — The city will present plans to install nine new Citi Bike stations across the neighborhood at a Community Board meeting on Wednesday.
The Department of Transportation plans to double the size of its program, from 6,000 to 12,000 bikes by 2017, to ensure "that a Citi Bike station is always close at hand, providing a more robust, reliable service," city officials have said.
Currently there are roughly two dozen stations scattered across the Upper East Side.
The new Citi Bike stations will be located in the 60s and 70s and along Third and Madison avenues, according to CB8's transportation committee meeting agenda for Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m.
The DOT also plans on reducing the size of seven kiosks at First, Third and East End avenues and along streets in the 60s, 70s and 80s.
Here's where the DOT is planning their changes:
New station locations:
► The north side of 65th Street, mid-block between Second and Third avenues
► The south side of 66th Street, west of Madison Avenue
► The north side of 68th Street, east of Madison Avenue
► The west side of Third Avenue, north of 72nd Street
► The south side of 74th Street, east of First Avenue
► The north side of 78th Street, west of Second Avenue
► The east side of Madison Avenue, between 81st and 82nd streets
► The south side of 83rd Street, west of East End Avenue
► The south side 92nd Street, between Lexington and Third avenues
The following stations will be reduced in size:
► First Avenue and 62nd Street
► 67th Street and Park Avenue
► Third Avenue and 71st Street
► 81st Street and York Avenue
► East End Avenue and 86th Street
► 85th Street and York Avenue
► 84th Street and Park Avenue
The DOT did not return a request for comment on Tuesday.
The meeting will be held at the Church of the Holy Trinity at 316 E. 88th St. at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday.