Sept. 26, 2016 By Hannah Wulkan
Citi Bike will be rolling in to Astoria sometime next year.
Community Board 1 announced on Twitter and Facebook that Citi Bike will be coming to the district following a meeting it had with the Department of Transportation earlier today.
Though the discussions are still in the preliminary stages, the goal is for Citi Bike to be installed in 50 to 60 locations throughout Astoria with 25 bikes at each station sometime in 2017, said CB1 District Manager Florence Koulouris.
Community Board 1 and the DOT will be hosting two town hall meetings for residents to discuss the placement of the Citi Bike docking stations, though the dates have not yet been announced.
“Community Board 1 wants all members of the board district to be aware of this and participate, and we don’t want to feel that anyone is being left out of the process, because it is important that all residents share information and participate,” Koulouris said.
She added that it is very important for residents to share their opinions during the process, so that residents are happy with the placement of the bike stations around the community.
The installation of Citi Bikes in the community would come more than three years after State Senator Mike Gianaris said that the bike share program would eventually expand its reach in to Astoria.