BATTERY PARK CITY — Citi Bike wants customers in Battery Park City to stress less about docking their rides.
The bike share company plans to launch a valet program Monday at the West and Chambers streets docking station — the second busiest bike dock in the system after Pershing Square, near Grand Central, a Citi Bike spokesman said.
Citi Bike valets will be at the dock from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., accepting bikes from riders.
They'll also have extra bikes on hand, ensuring customers can quickly leave or grab a bike without hassle. According to Citi Bike, in July alone riders made 27,000 trips to and from the West and Chambers streets dock.
The pilot program is set to run through Oct. 7 and, if successful, will extend through Nov. 4, Citi Bike said.
“This location, right along the greenway and next to a neighborhood with such vibrant residential, commercial and retail, means the West and Chambers Citi Bike station sees high traffic throughout the day,” said Jules Flynn, general manager of Citi Bike which is operated by Motivate.
“We’re delighted to bring Citi Bike valet service to this bustling area.”
More than a dozen other sites in Manhattan have the valet program, including the Financial District, Midtown and the East Village.
By the end of 2016, the city bike share program is set to have 10,000 bikes with 600 stations.