Snowstorm Forces Citi Bike Overflow Beneath the Williamsburg Bridge [PHOTOS]

Posted on: January 6th, 2014 at 6:02 am by
Citi Bike army beneath the Williamsburg Bridge

Citi Bike army beneath the Williamsburg Bridge

Headquarters for Citi Bike maintenance is located beneath the Williamsburg Bridge on Delancey Street. Stroll by any given day, and you’ll often see rows of bikes awaiting service and/or relocation. But when we ambled past yesterday, the lot, located at Pitt Street, was teeming with the blue-branded vehicles. Perfectly aligned; awaiting orders like an army of Storm Troopers eager to suppress that pesky rebellion.

Apparently, last week’s snowstorm forced the bike share program and the DOT to temporarily remove corrals in select areas for traffic alleviation.

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The Villager also reported last week that certain street-bound Citi Bike docks would be relocated to stations on plazas.

This move was apparently a precautionary measure to avoid snow buildup around the bike stations — something local politicians had raised serious concerns about in a joint letter to former D.O.T. Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan in July. However, in the end, Hercules didn’t leave massive mounds of snow in its wake.

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