To help figure out where the bikeshare stations might be located, the city’s Dept of Transportation partnered with OpenPlans to provide an interactive map where anyone could suggest a location and provide a reason why they thought it was a good spot. If someone has already picked your favorite spot on the map, you can select that marker and click a “♥ Support Station!” button to register your approval. Added up, these supporting clicks can provide a “rating” of how many people like each location. Within just a few days several thousand people had posted their suggestions. According to DOT:
"As of September 20 at 3:30pm [just 6 days after the suggest-a-site went live], we have received 5,566 individual station nominations and 32,887 support clicks."
(source: Spatiality Blog)