Thursday, September 17, 2015

Is the Manhattan Citibike expansion worsening the Hell's Kitchen shortage?

Though the expanded Citibike station footprint in Manhattan is welcome, one has to wonder if it's hurting rebalancing efforts.

The Citibike shortage in Hell's Kitchen during the morning commute seems to be worse:

Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 7:51am:

Thursday, Sept. 17 at 8:30am:

The 52nd and 8th station used to be reliable for a handful of Citibikes during the morning commute but now there is regularly nothing there.  

I noticed that UWS stations were full last night so perhaps the bike inventory is getting stretched too thin.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Empty Citibike stations in upper Hell's Kitchen: August

Even under new leadership, Citibike continues to ignore Hell's Kitchen, leaving stations empty during the morning commute.  Meanwhile, in their wrongheadedness, they are rebalancing Broadway, keeping those stations heavily stocked.  Does anyone at Citibike know what it's like to bike south along Broadway?  And why does Citibike think it's appropriate to make users walk 5 minutes from 9th ave. to Broadway to get a bike? Here's a sampling from the past two weeks:

August 5 at 9:47am

August 6 at 9:52am

August 14 at 9:43am

Even on weekends: August 16 at 12:14pm

August 17 at 9:40am

August 19 at 9:28am

Monday, July 27, 2015

Monday, July 27 at 8:44am: 4 empty stations in Hell's Kitchen

I haven't posted in 1/2 a year but that doesn't mean the lack of bikes in Hell's Kitchen has been solved.  I have plenty of pictures and will post them in coming weeks.

This morning did motivate me to post again - 4 adjacent stations this morning were empty: