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.READ MORE: 'Wicked' Cancels Weekend Shows Due To COVID Test Results And Scheduled Absences
Transportation officials say the bikes provide an electric boost that will make it easier to climb hills and travel longer distances.READ MORE: Connecticut Man Who Tested Positive For Omicron Variant Resting At Home With Mild Symptoms, Gov. Lamont Says
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.MORE NEWS: Bob Dole, Former Senate GOP Leader And Presidential Nominee, Dies At 98
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.