Thursday, July 3, 2014

Citi Bike to test nighttime valet service at Tompkins Square station

An excerpt
The weeknight valet service, which will launch at a dock on Avenue A and 7th Street on Monday, will be manned with at least two employees who will remove bikes once the dock fills up so that a couple of spaces will be always be available from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Interesting choice of stations for this experiment. We’ve not recorded a single instance of 7th St & Avenue A filling up during the second quarter.

And generally speaking, our observation is that filled stations are not a problem in the neighborhood. But empty stations put Tompkins Square near the top of our 10 worst neighborhoods list week after week.

1 comment:

  1. Filled stations are a major problem in the neighborhood. You can ride to 5 or 6 stations any weekday evening before finding an available & working dock, very frustrating. Happy to see Citibike trying to do something to make things easier.