New York City Department of Transportation
The contentious Citi Bike program has been rolling for three weeks but already, some of the hundreds of docking stations have been relocated.
Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan announced Wednesday more than 30,000 riders have signed up as annual members. She says the program has had more than 6,000 daily and weekly users, too.
Memberships are available for $9.95 a day or $25 a week, which entitles riders to an unlimited number of 30-minute trips.
Citi Bike’s 6,000 specially designed bikes have been docked at roughly 330 stations in Manhattan and Brooklyn ahead of their Memorial Day debut.
New York City Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan calls the congestion between the bridge and the FDR Drive “the Brooklyn Bridge Squeeze.”
Annual members will have one week of exclusive access before daily and weekly memberships start on June 2.
The goal of the redesigned signs, according to city officials, is to give drivers the information they need to find a legal parking spot.
The Staten Island Ferry resumed service just 72 hours after Sandy hit.
The country’s largest bike sharing system will launch in New York City next spring.
The New York Water Taxi service from a temporary landing at Great Kills Park making stops near Wall Street and in Midtown began Monday morning. One-way fare on the New York Water Taxi ferry is $2.
Staten Island residents on Monday will have a new temporary ferry service to help them get around in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.
The Long Beach Branch had be running via diesel trains since service resumed nearly two weeks ago. The resumption of electric service now means that all 11 LIRR branches are fully operational for the first time since Sandy hit, Gov. Cuomo said.
In a press conference Sunday afternoon, Mayor Bloomberg announced that the carpooling regulations put in place after Superstorm Sandy will not go back into effect for the work week.
“Although, if the city is so clogged the way it was last Wednesday where even emergency vehicles couldn’t get around we will reinstitute these,” Bloomberg said. “They did make a very big difference. Even though they do impact and inconvenience a lot of people, safety once again is the most powerful thing and the most important thing to us.”
Vehicles entering Manhattan by the four East River bridges and the Lincoln Tunnel must have three or more passengers on Thursday and Friday between 6 a.m. and midnight.