NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Citi Bike is rolling out some new wheels.

The bike share program announced pedal-assist bicycles will be hitting the road soon.

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Transportation officials say the bikes provide an electric boost that will make it easier to climb hills and travel longer distances.

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They’ll also help commuters get between Manhattan and Brooklyn when the L train shuts down next year for repairs.

“A thousand new pedal-assist bikes for people to be able to ride back and forth in a Citi Bike shuttle over the Williamsburg Bridge with charging stations on both ends of the bridge, so we can keep those bikes ready to go,” Motivate CEO Jay Walder said.

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Two of the docking stations will be in Lower Manhattan near the Williamsburg Bridge, while another two will be installed on the other side in Brooklyn.