Citi Bike program 2 weeks away from launch

With the launch of the city’s new bike share program only two weeks away, News 12’s Na’eem Douglas got a sneak peek at how the

More than 9,000 people who have signed up for bike-sharing will be able to ride on May 27.

More than 9,000 people who have signed up for bike-sharing will be able to ride on May 27. (5/13/13)

BROOKLYN - With the launch of the city’s new bike share program only two weeks away, News 12’s Na’eem Douglas got a sneak peek at how the docking stations work at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

More than 9,000 people who have signed up for the Citi Bike program will be able to ride on May 27.

The 6,000 three-gear blue bikes will be locked up after each use at 330 locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn. The program hopes to eventually expand to 10,000 bikes and 600 docking stations that will also include Queens.

Many of the Citi Bike stations are located in Brooklyn Heights, Fort Greene, Clinton Hill and parts of Bed-Stuy. Organizers are hoping to expand along the waterfront and into Crown Heights.

For more information about daily, weekly or annual bike rates, visit the Citi Bike’s website.

For more on Citi Bike Share, watch the clip to the left or click News 12 Extra on Optimum TV channel 612.

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