The first list of Citi Bike station locations has been released and Brooklyn is quite literally on the map.
Greenpoint, Williamsburg, Downtown, Vinegar Hill, DUMBO, Brooklyn Heights, Fort Greene, Clinton Hill and Bed-Stuy are well-accounted for in the map, which has a blue dot marking each planned bike-docking/pick-up station.
Also represented is all of Manhattan south of East and West 80th Streets, and parts of Long Island City and Hunters Point in Queens.
The rest of the list will be unveiled soon, stated Citi Bike on its website, and will include bike stations in Park Slope, Cobble Hill, Prospect Heights and Crown Heights, as well as in Queens (Sunnyside) and Manhattan (the Upper West and East Sides).
The blue-and-black bicycles will be making their appearances some time in May. The Citi Bike program will make 10,000 bicycles available to members at over 600 self-service docking stations throughout the five boroughs 24 hours a day and seven days a week.
Like Zipcar, but for bicycles, Citi Bike is modeled after programs in Washington, D.C., Boston and Melbourne, Australia. Cost will be $95 for a yearly pass, $25 for a seven-day pass, and $9.95 for a day pass.
The final map and the roll-out for the much-anticipated NYC bike share program has been months in the making; it was originally set to debut a year ago in May of 2012, but was repeatedly delayed due to logistics, technology, and then Hurricane Sandy.