Like bikes? Like sharing? Tell the DOT where you want a bike sharing station
We reported in October that the city’s Department of Transportation will be wheeling out—no pun intended—an elaborate bike share program this summer. It’s estimated to bring 10,000 bikes and 600 stations across the five boroughs. But at a trial run in the fall, organizers said they were not expecting to bring the bike share north of 79th Street.
That might have changed, according to a cool new interactive feature on the DOT’s web site. The city is soliciting user input on where it should install the stations. Simply click a location on the map, write up a brief explanation of why you think your spot is a good one, and others can come along and “support” the station with the click of a button.
Broadway and 116th Street has a cluster of support, with about 20 stations all at that intersection and this one appearing to have the most likes—23, as of this writing. Nearby, there seems to be some support for Broadway and 96th Street (see here), Frederick Douglass Boulevard and 116th Street (see here), and Central Park West and 110th Street (see here). But some other sites have scores of votes.
If you’re interested in the bike sharing program, check out the map, propose a station, and write your reasons. You can also attend the opening of an exhibition about the bike share at the New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects tomorrow night from 6 to 8 pm, where DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan and Alta Bicycle Share president Alison Cohen will speak. The event is free and located at the Center for Architecture at 536 LaGuardia Place.
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