Could An Influx Of Cash Add More Citi Bikes To Park Slope?


Almost Empty CitiBike station on 4th Ave
Looks like Citi Bike may be coming into tens of millions of dollars soon — which apparently could result in more docks in our area.

The bike sharing program, which launched in certain parts of the city last year, could be getting the previously reported help of REQX Ventures, a business run by people affiliated with a giant real-estate company, and the Wall Street Journal is saying the deal could close within a week.

Though the price of annual memberships would likely rise from $95 to $140, the WSJ notes that our neighborhood would stand to benefit:

Williamsburg and Park Slope in Brooklyn would also get new docking stations while other Brooklyn neighborhoods such as Prospect Heights, parts of Crown Heights and Red Hook could get the blue bikes for the first time…

Considering that we’ve seen the ones (4th Ave at Dean, the next closest are on Atlantic and Flatbush) in our area  pretty empty so much of the time, it seems there’s a lot of demand. Where do you think are some ideal locations for additional docking stations?

  • N8ureBoy

    Exciting news! I’d like to see them at Grand Army Plaza, the Old Stone House, New York Methodist Hospital, 4th ave & 9th st., and 15th st/Prospect Park.

  • ParkSlopePerson

    Or, people could just buy their own bikes. It’s not as if buying a bike is expensive. Used bikes are cheap and plenty of bike stores rent bikes for the day. I never really got this concept of the Citi bike thing or the need for it.

    if there is surplus money for the city to spend, how about using it for schools, more childcare for poor families or street safety? JMO.