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Citi Bike to Arrive In Jackson Heights By End Of 2023

via Citi Bike on Twitter

July 16, Staff Report

The Citi Bike fleet will stretch into Jackson Heights by the end of 2023 as part of a massive expansion to the bike sharing system.

City officials today announced the boundaries for the expanded Citi Bike fleet, which will ultimately double the size of the service area and triple the number of bikes to 40,000.

City Bike expansion area, via DOT. (Click to expand.)

The Citi Bike network will expand eastward from the existing Astoria service, through Jackson Heights and then through Corona to the Grand Central Parkway and Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

Other Queens neighborhoods that Citi Bike will expand to include Elmhurst—to Queens Boulevard and the Long Island Expressway—as well as Maspeth.

Citi Bike will also come to Ridgewood “in the months ahead” as part of an expansion from Brooklyn that’s already underway, City officials said.

The Jackson Heights Citi Bikes will come about a decade after the system launched in New York, and several years after it was first expanded to Queens in Long Island City in 2015. Citi Bike currently has 12,000 bikes and more than 750 stations in western Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn and Jersey City, according to the company’s website.

“I am pleased to welcome Citi Bike to my district,” Councilman Daniel Dromm said, calling it a “safe, clean and affordable means of transportation” that helps decrease both traffic and public transit crowding.

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Thats fantastic! Our enjoyable day trips to places like upstate NY with the family to be ruined by even more limited parking on the streets upon our return. Its okay! The family can be dropped off at home while I circle around for hours. Oh, and the City Bikes will serve us well in inclement weather…especially when the temperature drops below freezing and knee deep snow! Enough with the bikes!


I’m so excited to get them, it doesn’t seem fair that parts of the city with less dense populations and higher median incomes have such easy access and we have to be at the mercy of the subway system. Wish they would come faster than 2023!!!

Jason Chen

The Citi Bikes will probably be stationed by the 74th Street terminal, or the new sitting area on 37th rd where the indian movie theater used to be. Gorman Playground on 30th Avenue and 84 is another good location since it’s located near established bike paths.


The streets are crowded enough with people and double parked cars. 74th is a complete mess. That’s all we need in the area is people on bikes. GOOD LUCK.

Kar Ciller

The topic is bike sharing. It’s an efficient use of space and resources. And you want us to sob for you because you might lose a couple spots to park you personal car? Private parking is property theft. Go live in the suburbs and take your car with you, and don’t come visit unless you take the train.


Where will they go? Jackson Heights is already space-poor; these docking stations shall only add to the problem without it contributing significantly to the solution of another.


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