NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Citi Bike is now in Queens.
The bike-share network opened its first docking station in the borough in Long Island City on Wednesday.READ MORE: COVID Restrictions: New York City Restaurants Can Increase Capacity, New Jersey Raises Gathering Limits
Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer helped cut the ribbon for the station at Hunter’s Point South Park, WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond reported.
It’s the first step in a plan that will double the size of Citi Bike from 6,000 to 12,000 bikes in the city over the next two years.READ MORE: COVID Vaccine In NYC: City Officials Modifying Outreach Efforts As Demand For Vaccines Plummets
“We are here to literally double the size of Citi Bike and to make it one of the largest bike-share systems anywhere in the world,” said Jay Walder, president and CEO of Motivate, the company that rescued the struggling operation.