Although its finances are a mess and its reputation is (temporarily) soiled, Citi Bike's ambitious new chief, Jay Waldera former MTA chairmanis still pushing the bike share program to new corners of the city. DNAinfo reports that Citi Bike will be bringing bikes and docking stations to Brooklyn's Community Board 6, which includes Red Hook, Carroll Gardens, Gowanus, Cobble Hill, and Park Slope, by late 2017. The expansion will double the bike share program's Brooklyn presence, and bring much-needed transportation to one of the borough's most wanting neighborhoods: Red Hook. The expansion is still in its early stages as the Department of Transportation and CB6 are just eyeing locales for docking stations.
The first neighborhoods in the district to get docking stations will be west of Fourth Avenue, towards Gowanus, Carroll Gardens, Red Hook, and Cobble Hill, but Park Slope won't be without for much longer after that.
The program's Brooklyn expansion isn't the only one looming: Long Island City, Greenpoint, Williamsburg, and Bed-Stuy are all queued to receive 90 new stations in total by the end of 2015.
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