New Citi Bike station launched at Broadway Junction
by Benjamin Fang
Nov 19, 2019 | 395 views | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Last Wednesday morning, Borough President Eric Adams, the Department of Transportation (DOT) and Lyft, which operates Citi Bike, cut the ribbon on the newest bike station in Brooklyn.

Located at Van Sinderen Avenue and Truxton Street, the station will serve residents in an area connecting Bushwick, Ocean Hill-Brownsville, Cypress Hills and East New York.

The station connects bike riders with numerous subway and bus lines as well as the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR).

“These new stations must be coupled with aggressive investments in street safety, with priority given to areas like East New York and Brownsville,” Adams said in a statement. “I look forward to deepening our partnership with Citi Bike and DOT to ensure Brooklyn becomes the cycling capital of the world.”

The Broadway Junction station is part of a wave of 85 new stations throughout central Queens and Brooklyn. By 2023, neighborhoods in the south Bronx, central Brooklyn and northern Manhattan will have Citi Bike stations.

When the $100 million expansion is complete, Citi Bike stations will reach 70 percent of residents in NYCHA developments, according to Lyft.

As the footprint of the bikeshare program grows, more New Yorkers are using the system, according to DOT. Since May, bike riders have broken the daily ridership records 11 times. Ridership reached an all-time high of 100,379 rides on September 21.

September was the busiest month ever for Citi Bike, with more than 2.5 million rides. Since the program launched in May 2013, more than 90 million trips have been taken on Citi Bikes.

“Broadway Junction brings together so many eastern Brooklyn neighborhoods,” DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg said in a statement. “And with bike share now added to the extensive bus and subway service, it will become even more of a transportation hub.”
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