Bike Share is a community-based fleet of bikes for on-demand, convenient, affordable, and sustainable transportation. These bikes are docked and can be easily accessed in locations central to cultural, commercial and recreational hot spots.
Citibike, New York's Bike Share provider, has been an overwhelming success in Manhattan and parts of Queens and Brooklyn. It has brought hundreds of thousands of people to and from the city center, boosting business revenues and tourism while easing congestion in our roads and subways. With Citibike announcing a citywide expansion, there has never been a more important time to discuss bringing bike share to Flushing and Jamaica, two of New York's largest commercial and transit hubs.
Hundreds of thousands of my neighbors would use a bike share in these high density communities. Because the MTA subway network ends in these neighborhoods, thousands of commuters suffer "last mile" issues; relying on slow, unpredictable and expensive transportation options to reach these transit hubs. Bikeshare can help fix these issues by providing quick, affordable rides between these commercial centers and where commuters need to go. With the diversity of business, commercial, academic, personal, and public transportation centers in these areas, they could have the highest daily usage of the entire network, with bikes being constantly used throughout the day.
We hope you will work with the city to bring bike share and other transportation solutions to Eastern Queens, as soon as possible. Thank you!