Sept. 18, 2019 By Allie Griffin
Bushwick and Ridgewood are getting 85 new Citi Bike stations, beginning next week.
The neighborhoods are the first to receive new stations as part of a citywide expansion of the bike sharing program.
While the exact locations of the new stations have yet to be released, a map of the expansion plan shows they will be installed within an area roughly bordered by Broadway to the south and Forest Avenue and Newtown Creek to the north.
The expansion is part of Lyft’s investment of $100 million to double the Citi Bike service area by 35 square miles.
“As Citi Bike begins the exciting process of doubling its service area, we are thrilled to bring new stations to Bushwick and Ridgewood this year,” said NYC DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg. “Citi Bike is regularly shattering ridership records, as more New Yorkers and visitors alike discover what is, hands down, one of the most fun, healthiest, and sustainable ways to get around the city.”
Following Citi Bike’s expansion in Bushwick and Ridgewood, Upper Manhattan up to 155th St and neighborhoods in the South Bronx will be getting additional bike stations.