Citi Bike may be coming to Bay Ridge.
A non-profit bicycle advocacy group has gathered more than 700 signatures on a petition to bring the Citi Bike bicycle-rental program to Sunset Park and Bay Ridge. And the petition drive is well past the halfway mark toward the tipping point, which can move the city to consider the neighborhood in upcoming expansion plans, according to the head of the group.
Currently, there are 6,000 bike stations and 10,000 bikes across the city. About a third of them are in Brooklyn neighborhoods such as Downtown, Dumbo, Brooklyn Heights, Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Red Hook, Park Slope, Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Gowanus, Williamsburg, and Greenpoint. But none have been placed in any neighborhoods in car-centric Southern Brooklyn — yet.
The company expects to add another 100 stations and 2,000 bikes this year, with the Brooklyn expansion already planned to reach into Crown Heights and Prospect Heights.
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