CROWN HEIGHTS — The newest Citi Bike station locations proposed for Brooklyn are on the map.
The city on Tuesday night released a preliminary proposal for the bike share’s expansion in Prospect Heights and Crown Heights, outlining 17 spots in the neighborhood where docking stations will be placed.
Each Citi Bike spot will have between 23 and 27 blue bikes on average, the Department of Transportation told Brooklyn Community Board 8. Eight of the stations will be located in the road — which will remove about four parking spaces for each dock — and nine will be placed on sidewalks.
All of the proposed docks will be located west of Rogers Avenue, the Department of Transportation said, which is the eastern boundary of the Citi Bike expansion into Crown Heights that extends south to Lefferts Avenue in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens. Here are the proposed locations:
► Roadbed on the east side of Carlton Avenue north of Dean Street
► Roadbed on the north side of Bergen Street east of Vanderbilt Avenue
► Roadbed adjacent to Lowry Triangle on the east side of Underhill Avenue north of Pacific Street
► Roadbed on the south side of Bergen Street west of Grand Avenue
► Sidewalk on the north side of Park Place west of Vanderbilt Avenue
► Sidewalk on the west side of Underhill Avenue south of St. Johns Place
► Sidewalk on the east side of Underhill Avenue on the south side of Prospect Place
► Sidewalk on the north side of St. Johns Place west of Washington Avenue
► Roadbed on the south side of Lincoln Place east of Classon Avenue
► Sidewalk on the north side of Park Place east of Franklin Avenue
► Roadbed on the north side of Eastern Parkway service road east of Franklin Avenue
► Roadbed on the south side of Sterling Place east of Bedford Avenue
► Sidewalk on the north side of Pacific Street west of Classon Avenue
► Sidewalk on the south side of St. Marks Avenue west of Classon Avenue
► Roadbed on the south side of St. Marks Avenue west of Franklin Avenue
► Sidewalk on the south side of Pacific Street west of Bedford Avenue
► Sidewalk on the north side of St. Marks Avenue west of Rogers Avenue
The locations were chosen from 165 spots suggested by local residents at Citi Bike workshops hosted by DOT in the fall.
The agency shared the draft plan at CB8 on Tuesday night to gather input from residents about the locations in order to create a final plan for the Citi Bike expansion to be completed by June, according to DOT staffer Jennifer Sta. Ines. The docks will be installed by late summer, she said.
The plan was greeted with anger and skepticism at CB8 with many longtime residents voicing dismay over the loss of parking spots and questioning the DOT about who the bike share program is intended to serve.
Crown Heights resident Cherie Washington asked Ines if Citi Bike is “for the new people that are coming to the neighborhood.”
“These people that are coming in now, they ride bikes and stuff, but the people who have been in the neighborhood — that’s not something that we look forward to. We have our own bikes. We have cars,” she said. “So is this for the new people that are coming in?”
Many attendees answered her question with a chorus of “yes” and “yeah” as Ines responded.
“What we’re trying to do here is expand the bike share system and offer an affordable, different alternate mode of transportation to folks who either can’t get to the bus or subway,” she said to Washington.
The DOT said they are open to moving some of the proposed roadway bike stations if they find alternate locations on sidewalks.