PARK SLOPE — Citi Bike has officially rolled into Park Slope, and the bike sharing service is offering discounts to encourage new riders to hop aboard.
Seven out of the 78 Citi Bike docking stations coming to Brooklyn had been installed as of Friday evening, a Citi Bike spokeswoman said early Monday afternoon, and a few more were scheduled to be installed by Monday evening.
In Park Slope, the stations were up and running at:
► Baltic Street and Fifth Avenue
► Prospect Place and Sixth Avenue
► Douglass Street and Fourth Avenue
► Seventh Avenue and Park Place
There are 20 more stations planned throughout Park Slope, according to the Citi Bike online map.
In Gowanus, a station was ready for riders at Douglass Street and Third Avenue.
To mark the arrival of the bike-sharing service in Brooklyn, Citi Bike is offering $25 off the $155 annual membership price through Aug. 31. The membership buys unlimited 45-minute rides anywhere in the Citi Bike network. Riders can also buy a day pass for $12.
Citi Bike's arrival in Park Slope prompted a flurry of excited tweets from fans of the program.
Citi Bike hits Park Slope today! Cannot wait to become a bike commuter. https://t.co/LxZ2ABZQ0E— Nick Addamo (@NickAddamo) August 19, 2016
Another observer criticized the location of one of the docking stations.
The lineup of new docking stations in Park Slope includes a few notable neighborhood locations. There will be one near the Park Slope Food Co-op as well as near the Park Slope YMCA, which means Mayor Bill de Blasio could soon bike to his beloved Y workouts.
Citi Bike's expansion started in early August in upper Manhattan between 86th Street and 110th Street and will soon encompass all of the Brooklyn neighborhoods that are part of Community Board 6: Park Slope, Gowanus, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, the Columbia Street Waterfront District and Red Hook.