07 Aug MAP: Final Locations for Astoria’s Citi Bike Stations Revealed
By Jeanmarie Evelly
July 31, 2017
ASTORIA — The Department of Transportation has unveiled the final map of locations for Citi Bike‘s expansion to Astoria, with 59 docking stations to be installed throughout the neighborhood in the coming months.
The finalized stations — which the DOT has posted on its website — are similar to those the agency proposed in its draft map in April, with the exception of nine stations that were relocated based on feedback from local stakeholders.
The sites were selected based on input received during 18 meetings with Community Board 1, local elected officials and community groups, including two workshops events that were held last fall, according to the DOT.
Of the 59 stations planned for Astoria, 14 will installed in the roadbeds their respective streets, while the remainder will be located on the sidewalks, the map shows.
All will be located south of Ditmars Boulevard and North of Queens Plaza North, with the service area bound by 44th Street to the east and nearly to the waterfront on the west.
Bike docks will be placed near popular cultural spots like the Noguchi Museum, Socrates Sculpture Park and Museum of the Moving Image. Astoria Park will have four stations situated around it, while another will be placed near the new NYC Ferry landing on Hallets Point, which is slated to start running on Aug. 29.
Astoria will be only the second neighborhood in Queens to offer Citi Bike, which expanded to Long Island City in 2015.
The stations are expected to be installed by the end of this year, though they could roll out as early as September, the DOT said last week.
Originally Posted on: www.dnainfo.com