The CitiBike Program Has a New Map So Maybe It Is Really Happening

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We haven't forgotten about the CitiBike plan. Even after it got delayed once (thanks computer glitches). And then again (thanks, Sandy). Now, the expected release date is this July for New York's first citywide bike share--a program that Mayor Bloomberg is still whatever about.

Keyword: expected. But, with this new map of detailed locations (seen above) in hand, maybe this is the real thing.

Yesterday, the Department of Transportation released an updated infograph, which shows you exactly where the locations of the first 293 stations will be--a bit of a drop from the original count of 410.

The map could be mistaken for a Starbucks finder: most of Manhattan below Central Park is dotted beyond belief, as well as South Brooklyn (Park Slope, Brooklyn Heights, Fort Greene, etc.). The uncolored dots show future locations in North Brooklyn and Queens. As we've said before, apologies to the residents of the BX and Staten Island, who will unfortunately be bike-share-less for some time.

Expected release date for those others, though? Given the uncertainty and delays already experienced, who the hell knows. But hopefully one day, the "capital of the world" won't pale in comparison to Montreal and D.C.

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twilllllson
twilllllson

Rode a Citibike to the dentist. Met some nice fellow cyclists. Saved some coin. Got some exercise. Didn't die.

TheRyanSit
TheRyanSit

oof, rookie move. Stay off the cobble stone roads unless you like having your no-no zone beat like a speed bag.

Kong
Kong

When I get home I want my CITIBIKE yearly key. I don't want to set myself up for disappointment. Who gave those CITIBIKE employees jobs?

Kong
Kong

When it's a cloudy day I'm not concerned about my CITIBIKE key being late. On sunny days I want it like woah.

Dan Wiener
Dan Wiener

Just saw a dude all decked out in biking gear & said "Oh you must do that CitiBike thing" I assume from his lack of response that he doesnt.

Baratunde
Baratunde

Used for the first time today. Still trying to wash out the paradoxical stench of private bank-sponsored socialism from my hands

Kong
Kong

My CITIBIKE key will come by winter when I don't need it. They need a system that temporarily auth credit cards of those waiting for key.

Sonja Di Mondi
Sonja Di Mondi

I would love to try citibike if I didn't think I would put myself in the hospital.

WJB
WJB

I slept yesterday, so today: first day back in New York. Read the TIMES, early run, Blue Bottle coffee, gym, CitiBike to work… Welcome home.

Megan Murphy
Megan Murphy

CitiBike FAIL. Bought 1-day pass, only able to use for 1 ride before "glip" occurred in system. Renting from local bike shop next time.

Ryan Brenizer
Ryan Brenizer

Unsuccessful try number 2. Currently pro bikeshare, anti-Alta. the non-annual experience is miserable.

Ryan Brenizer
Ryan Brenizer

Tried to get my first but couldn't. All the insane criticism masked the real complaint that the software needs work.

Brad Dickason
Brad Dickason

@fascinated interesting stats from citibike. I wonder if growth will come from daily commuters seeing it as a habit, or spontaneous rides

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