Citi Bike coming to L.I.C: August 2015

by Michel Dominguez | 0 | Share this Article:

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Get your helmets ready L.I.C, because Citi Bike is coming to Queens. Soon, many of the more popular areas of LIC will be lined with blue bikes and their stations. Though Citi Bike’s intention was to bring their services to LIC much earlier on, expansion first halted after Citi Bikes suffered water setback from Hurricane Sandy.

IMG_4108Photo Courtesy of @arche.instinct 

After hiring Jay Walder as the new chief executive last fall, Citi Bike has seen in an increasing push in their growth in numbers and development for better quality bikes and services. So despite some struggles, it seems the Citi Bike is back on track.

IMG_4109Photo Courtesy of @aspensnowski

The bikes are getting a new makeover along with better features that include gears, night lights, faster-reacting breaks, and water-conscious seats. The company has also been working on improving their technological software for their app, website, and kiosks for a more user-friendly approach.

 CB New Bike

Photo Courtesy of Citi Bike

Citi Bike promises that 12 stations will be opening up for L.I.C. cyclists in August of this year. So whether you’re leisurely riding down the water or from one train station to another or even into Manhattan, this installment will arrive just in time to enjoy the end of the summer weather. Check out the map below to see which bike stations will be near you.

LIC Bike MapPhoto Courtesy of Citi Bike

Are you excited for Citi Bike’s arrival in L.I.C? We’d love to hear more about it in the comments.



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