NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Citi Bike is expanding in Brooklyn.

On Thursday, officials unveiled a new docking station in Park Slope.

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Now, cyclists will be able to pick up and drop off their Citi bikes and the newly-installed station at 3rd Street and 5th Avenue.

“Today is an exciting day — Citi Bike coming into brownstone Brooklyn, into Park Slope, Gowanus, Red Hook, Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens,” Department of Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg said.

Park Slope residents were lined up on Thursday to take their inaugural rides around the neighborhood.

“You can never run from one end of the Slope to the other,” one resident said. “This is the perfect vehicle to do so.”

The new station is part of Citi Bike’s larger expansion program throughout New York City. Earlier this month, several new docking stations were installed on the Upper East Side and Upper West Side north of 85th Street. Citi Bike plans to add new stations all the way up to 110th Street. 

In the outer boroughs, stations have already been installed in Long Island City, Williamsburg, Greenpoint, and Bedford-Stuyvesant.

Jersey City introduced the Citi Bike program to its streets in September 2015.

With the planned expansion of 600 docking stations by the end of 2016, Citi Bike stations will actually outnumber New York City subway stations for the first time, 1010 WINS’ Glenn Schuck reported.

To celebrate the expansion, Citi Bike is offering $25 off annual memberships until the end of the summer.



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