Astoria residents will be able to take advantage of the city’s bike sharing program starting this month when Citi Bike officially expands to the neighborhood on Sept. 12.
The Department of Transportation released the map of the new stations in August, which included changes due to residents’ feedback. The agency will also add seven additional stations to the existing Long Island City “to improve station density.”
“With this round of Citi Bike expansion, bike share will now cover more than 30 square miles, with more New Yorkers able to take advantage of this fast, affordable, convenient and sustainable transportation option,” said DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg. “More than just adding neighborhoods to the bike share network, Citi Bike is also bringing more bikes and stations to already established neighborhoods.”
The Citi Bike system is the largest bike share network in the country with 14 million rides taken in 2016. By the end of this year, there