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Citi Bike to Add Docking Stations in Astoria, East Elmhurst

Citi Bike (Photo by Anthony Fomin on Unsplash)

Sept. 3, 2020 By Christian Murray

Citi Bike is expanding deeper into Astoria, with the bike-share company looking to install docking stations in the Ditmars-Steinway section of Astoria all the way east toward East Elmhurst.

The company is soliciting feedback on where to install the docks and has opened a portal for riders to provide their input, the NYC Dept. of Transportation announced on twitter today.

The public can submit their ideas up until Sept. 25.

The stations will be part of a major Citi Bike expansion that will bring docks to Sunnyside, Maspeth, Elmhurst, Jackson Heights, and Corona by 2023.

The expansion will double the current service area by 35 square miles and triple the number of bikes to 40,000.

Citi Bike first came to Queens in 2015 with docking stations in Long Island City. The program was then expanded into Astoria and the far reaches of Long Island City in 2017.

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Pat Macnamara

Great way to spread COVID and other air borne illnesses! These bikes are filthy I love watching the mask and glove-wearing folks riding these abominations. More great leadership!!! Anything for a buck

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Iron horse

I didn’t renew my membership when it expired. It’s not safe to ride in Astoria anymore. Many drivers don’t obey the rules. Scooters and bikes are ridden on the sidewalks which I wouldn’t do as a civil person.

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Sara Ross

This is how I feel about those ugly docking stations – I HATE THEM!!!!! THEY ARE UGLY, TAKE UP SPACE ON THE SIDEWALK (MORE SO IF THERE’S CONTINUOUS SCAFFOLDING OR SIDEWALK TABLES) AND THEY HAVE MADE THE CITY UGLY IN EVERY BOROUGH!!

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George Milonas

I would like consideration to add citibike on my busy block in Astoria in front of 4210 28th ave and 4208 28th ave

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