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.

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