Oct. 18, 2016 By Christian Murray
Citi Bike will be rolling in to Astoria sometime next year and the Department of Transportation and Community Board 1 are hosting two meetings seeking the advice of residents as to where the bike stations should be placed.
There are likely to be 50 to 60 stations throughout Astoria with 25 bikes at each docking area, said CB1 District Manager Florence Koulouris last month.
The first meeting where public feedback is sought will be at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, October 26 at Bohemian Hall, located at 29-19 24th Ave.
The second meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 3 at PS 166, located at 30-09 35th Ave, at 7 pm.
Members of Community Board 1 will be attendance as well as State Sen. Mike Gianaris and Councilmembers Costa Constantinides and Jimmy Van Bramer. Representatives of the Long Island City Partnership, Steinway Astoria Partnership and Central Astoria LDC are also expected to participate in the discussions.
“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,” Koulouris said last month.
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 Bike in the community would come more than three years after Gianaris said that the bike share program would eventually come to Astoria.
Twelve stations were introduced in Long Island City in August 2015.