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Second Citi Bike Workshop Planned For Crown Heights Expansion

By Rachel Holliday Smith | November 18, 2016 2:29pm | Updated on November 21, 2016 7:16am
 Citi Bike is expanding in Prospect Heights, Crown Heights and Prospect-Lefferts Gardens.
Citi Bike is expanding in Prospect Heights, Crown Heights and Prospect-Lefferts Gardens.
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CROWN HEIGHTS — Do you have strong feelings about where Citi Bike should expand in the neighborhood? You’ve got another chance to tell the city about it.

On Dec. 7, the Department of Transportation will host a second public workshop for residents of Prospect Heights, Crown Heights and Prospect-Lefferts Gardens who want to shape where the bike sharing stations will go.

Citi Bike is planning to bring the big blue bikes and their docking stations from Flatbush Avenue to Rogers Avenue and south to Lefferts Avenue, according to maps at the DOT’s first workshop in October.

The agency is taking suggestions from locals about where the bikes should and shouldn’t go using maps outlining possible locations free of hydrants, crosswalks and loading zones. Using the input, the DOT will make a draft plan to be approved by the Crown Heights community boards, then tweaked again before finalization.

Brooklyn Community Board 8, which covers Prospect Heights and the northern half of Crown Heights, urged residents to come out to the December meeting because “it will affect your community!”

“Do not sit idly by while decisions are made about your community without voicing your opinion,” the email alert read.

The public Citi Bike workshop will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 6 p.m. at the St. Francis de Sales School for the Deaf located at 260 Eastern Parkway. For more information, call the Brooklyn branch of the DOT at (646) 892-1350.