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Bike share is coming to Astoria.
But, just as with Long Island City and Sunnyside, when it will arrive is an open question.
Some Western Queens officials want to know why Citi Bikes’ wheels haven’t hit Long Island City pavement.
The original plan released in May would have launched the program that allows tourists and residents to rent and return bicycles throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn and in Long Island City in fall 2012.
If all had gone according to plan, the city in partnership with Citibank would have launched 10,000 bikes for rent in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Long Island City. But, the Department of Transportation now says due to a software issue the bikes won’t launch until March 2013.
In the meantime New York City Bike Share, a subsidiary of the Portland, Ore.-based operating company, Alta, will work on fine tuning high-performance software necessary to operate the new system, according to the DOT.
If all had gone according to plan, the city in partnership with Citibank would have launched 10,000 bikes for rent in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Long Island City. However, the Department of Transportation now says the bikes won't launch until March 2013.
Re “Citi bike program comes to Queens,” May 17, multiple editions:
I am a bicycle rider and a commuter, and I think that bike share accessibility is important for everyone in Queens and everyone going to Queens!
The opinion that cyclists using the bike share system will be inexperienced is without merit ... are car rental companies going out of business? I am, let’s just say, a “seasoned” cyclist and commuter and on my visits to Boston I use their bike share program every time. Boston’s program saw the opportunity to fill a gap in their downtown public transportation system by giving people a quick way to get across town at any time of day or night at a reasonable cost — I’ve not seen a wayward rider yet.
The opinion that only commuters will use the bikes doesn’t do Queens justice. Bike Share will be there for residents who are not everyday cyclists ... those of us who want to warm up to riding in the city and not have to worry about the price of a bicycle or a place to store it, ones that remember riding, but it’s been awhile.
Also residents like myself who have guests visiting but no extra bikes at home — I mean who has the space? What a great opportunity this will be!
And don’t forget the visitors to the city who are trying to see more of Queens than their already-fatigued walking legs can carry them to — they will be able to take in all of the museums that Queens has to offer in a day (or at least try!) rather than just one or two.
As for commerce near a bike station or anywhere for that matter ... it’s easier to stop and shop when you are on a bicycle than in a car!
It’s a win-win-win-win. Support it!
Residents young and old from several neighborhoods in Western Queens met in Long Island City Monday to gather more information about the bike share program slated to hit the neighborhood in late July.
The banking giant Citi will roll out the $40 million program, which places 10,000 bikes and 600 dock stations in Manhattan, Brooklyn and LIC.
A bike share program will come to Queens this year after all.
The banking giant Citi, also known as Citigroup or Citibank, will install 10,000 bikes and 600 dock stations in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Long Island City. The bikes in the “Citi Bike” fleet will be branded with the bank’s name.
On May 11th, Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer announced that New York City’s Bike Share Program, “Citi Bike” is coming to Queens. After working with the Department of Transportation, Council Member Van Bramer was able to secure 10 locations in Long Island City giving the borough of Queens the opportunity to be a part of the nation’s largest public bike share system. The 10 locations in Queens will add to New York City’s 600 bike docking stations.
Banking giant Citi will be sponsoring the city’s bike share program when it begins in July, with the bank’s logo going on the bicycles and the docking stations where they can be rented.
Mayor Bloomberg, Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan, other officials and Citi CEO Vikram Pandit announced the deal today at City Hall Plaza. The bicycles will be rolling advertisements for the company, also known as Citigroup or Citibank, whose logo will appear on the front and sides of each one. The $41 million program, which officials said will cost taxpayers nothing, is being called “Citi Bike.”
Banking giant Citi will be sponsoring the city's bike share program when it begins in July, with the bank's logo going on the bicycles and the docking stations where they can be rented.
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New York City’s last remaining bicycle manufacturer, based in Ozone Park, is hoping the city it has called home for more than a century will select it for an upcoming bike sharing program.
Aldo Sibeni is a sinewy, soft-spoken sportsman who would not look out of place cycling the perimeter of the Champs-Élysées. His saffron T-shirt reads “Le Tour France” and the cautionary color matches his bicycle, his preferred daily means of transportation from Boundary Fence and Railing Systems, Inc., the Richmond Hill business he owns, to his home in New Hyde Park, L.I.
There is consensus among many fiscal experts that the best and quickest way to stimulate the economy is to put people to work, Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-Howard Beach) told the members of Community Board 10 at their meeting last week in Ozone Park.
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New York appears to be moving closer to a transit strike that could leave millions stranded without subways and buses as early as Friday.
The new exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in Queens is called Tall Buildings and shows models of 25 high-rise buildings from all over the world featuring the cutting edge of modern architecture.