New York City’s Bike Share Program has announced its citywide locations that include Brooklyn’s portion of 600 city bike share stations. If you’re hoping for a quick ride on the new blue “Citi Bikes” in Cobble Hill, forget it for now.
According to the city Department of Transportation, which is sponsoring the initiative with Alta Bicycle Share, Cobble Hill locations won’t be considered for at least a year. The closest locations in the borough are in Brooklyn Heights, Downtown Brooklyn, Williamsburg, Fort Greene, Clinton Hill and Bed-Stuy.
The city’s DOT released a draft map of the first locations in this summer’s rollout of a portion of their 600 Bike Share docking stations. Phase II will debuted in Spring 2013, including Park Slope, Cobble Hill, Prospect Heights and Crown Heights.
The installation of bike docking stations will begin in late July. The solar-powered, wireless docking stations will be located on sidewalks, curbside road space and plazas, and accommodate between 15 and 60 bikes each.
The closet dock to Cobble Hill will be on Fourth Avenue and Dean Street in Boerum Hill. According to the DOT, there will be 27 docks on the sidewalk at this location.