Citi Bike share program 1 week from launch

With one week until the Citi Bike sharing program launches in the city, a board member of a Brooklyn co-op building says he is filing

Thousands of people will have access to 6,000 bikes at 330 stations in Brooklyn and Manhattan.

Thousands of people will have access to 6,000 bikes at 330 stations in Brooklyn and Manhattan. (5/20/13)

BROOKLYN - With one week until the Citi Bike sharing program launches in the city, a board member of a Brooklyn co-op building says he is filing a lawsuit against the Department of Transportation and the bike share program.

Ken Wasserman says residents were not asked for their input before bike racks were installed in front of 150 Joralemon St. He says the racks get in the way of garbage collection and that adding bikes will increase traffic on an already congested sidewalk.

In a statement to News 12Brooklyn, a city spokesperson says "bike share station sites were chosen based on a thorough selection process. We are confident the process was completely proper."

If he files a lawsuit, it would be the second against the bike share program citywide.

The Citi Bike program launches on Memorial Day.

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