Gramercy Park Block Association - Neighborhood News #360
New Citi Bike bike-share program set to launch May 27 
Demonstration tomorrow (Thurs. 5/16) at Flatiron Public Plaza
   
The new Citi Bike system is set to launch May 27th. Operated by NYC Bike Share, it will feature thousands of bikes at hundreds of stations around New York. 

According to their website, "Citi Bikes are available 24/7, 365 days a year. Station locations are based on population and transit needs, and were selected through a participatory public input process. Each station has a touchscreen kiosk, a map of the service area and surrounding neighborhood, and a docking system that releases bikes for rental with a card or key. You must be 16 or older to ride a Citi Bike." 

Citi Biki Demonstration in Flatiron Public Plaza Tomorrow 
From our friends at the Flatiron/23rd St. Partnership -  Citi Bike preview in the Public Plaza on Broadway between 21st and 22nd Streets tomorrow, Thursday 5/16 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Citi Bike Ambassadors will be there to answer questions about the program, and will have bikes there for a test ride. 
 
Citi Bike stations planned for our area 
Click here for a map of planned station locations. Some of the stations planned for our area include:
  • North side of 20th St. near Park Ave. South
  • South side of 19th St. near Third Ave 
  • South side of 20th St. near Second Ave.
  • North side of 16th St. near Irving Place
  • East side of Lexington Ave. near 24th St.
Citi Bike station at 20th st. and Park ave. South