July 16, Staff Report
The Citi Bike fleet will stretch into Ridgewood by 2020 as part of a massive expansion to the bike sharing system.
City officials today announced the boundaries for the expanded Citi Bike fleet, which will ultimately double the size of the service area and triple the number of bikes to 40,000.
New bikes will come to Ridgewood “in the coming months,” City officials said, as part of an expansion from the L train corridor in Brooklyn that already began.
By 2023, the bike share company will head to other Queens neighborhoods east of Astoria and Long Island City, currently the only two in the borough with Citi Bike stations. These include: Sunnyside, Maspeth, Elmhurst, Jackson Heights and Corona.
The Ridgewood expansion comes about seven years after the system launched in New York, and a few years after it was first expanded to Queens in Long Island City in 2015. Citi Bike currently has 12,000 bikes and more than 750 stations in western Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn and Jersey City, according to the company’s website.