Astoria residents will have access to the Citi Bike sharing system by the end of next year and the city is asking for the community’s input to help plan the installation.
The Department of Transportation (DOT) is asking residents to come to one of two planning meetings to discuss implementation. According to a DOT spokesperson, Community Board 1 (CB 1), will receive between 50 and 60 stations. CB 1 also covers parts of Long Island City and Woodside.
The first meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Oct. 26 at Bohemian Hall, located at 29-19 24th Ave.
Next month at 6 p.m., the DOT will host a meeting on Nov. 3 at PS 166 (the Henry Gradstein School), located at 30-09 35th Ave.
Members of Community Board 1 will attend as well as Councilmen Costa Constantinides and Jimmy Van Bramer, State Sen. Michael Gianaris, Steinway Astoria Partnership, Central Astoria LDC, and Long Island City Partnership.
The bike sharing program rolled into Long Island City last August with 12 stations including one by the Vernon Boulevard-Jackson Avenue subway station, another in front of MoMa PS1, one next to the LIC Flea & Food and another near Queensboro Plaza.