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MAP: Where To Find Bike Share in Lower Manhattan
Friday, May 04, 2012 - 02:39 PM
As we've been reporting, New York City DOT is quietly presenting almost final maps of bike share stations. (We've made an interactive map, showing how many bikes will be at each station, below.)
The City DOT isn't making it easy -- to see their almost final maps of bike share stations, you have to physically attend a community board meeting. Jim O'Grady did that -- took a bunch of cell phone photos of slides presented by the DOT -- and we've converted them into a map.
(We're missing a segment, one slide -- so sorry, the area just east of City Hall down to the river. We'll update as soon as we can.)
Some notable highlights:
* You can get pretty close to the World Trade Center -- about a block away -- but not in the security zone.
*There's one near Stuyvesant High School.
*There's one at the Wall Street Ferry dock, and a whole bunch by the Staten Island Ferry.
*There's one next to the Stock Exchange -- but it hasn't yet been approved by the Department of Homeland Security, which controls the area.
We'll be attending as many of these future meetings as we can -- if you go, send us photos! -- and continuing to map them, until the city DOT puts out its own maps. These maps have yet to get final community board and city sign-off, though we've heard a generally positive reaction from community boards.
The New York Times has this map of midtown bike stations.
Here are the upcoming community board meeting:
- Manhattan Community Board 1: May 3
- Manhattan Community Board 2: Transportation Committee, May 8, Full Board, May 24 (DOT presentation not yet scheduled)
- Manhattan Community Board 4: May 2 (vote on resolution on tentative map)
- Manhattan Community Board 5: May 31
- Manhattan Community Board 6: May 17
- Manhattan Community Board 7: not yet scheduled
- Brooklyn Community Board 2: information not yet available
- Brooklyn Community Board 3: Full Board, May 7, Transportation Committee May 8
- Brooklyn Community Board 6: May 17 (tentative)
The program is slated to start in July -- with an annual pass costing $95, a weekly pass $25, and a day pass for $10. That gets you 45 minutes per ride, with an escalating scale upwards after that.