Manhattan CB 2 Passes Unanimous Resolution in Favor of Bike-Share

Earlier this month NYC DOT set off on a bike-share information tour, giving an introduction to the city’s plans for a public bike-sharing system to every community board in the proposed service area. Bike-share plans got an enthusiastic reception from the Manhattan CB2 Transportation Committee. And it turns out that the full board backs the program too. On October 20, CB 2 voted 41-0 for a resolution stating that the board “fully supports DOT’s new Bike Share program.”

Next up on the bike-share tour: Manhattan Community Board 8. The transportation committee will hear from DOT this Wednesday at 6:30. If you want to bring bike-share to the Upper East Side, you might want to speak up at this community board, where bike improvements seldom have an easy go of it.

  • Anonymous

    So strange how people support bike share more than bike lanes.

  • UESer

    CB8 has been fairly silent on the pedestrians, some of them elderly women, killed by cars and trucks in their district this year.  Just keep that in mind when some of their members complain that bike share will threaten the safety of pedestrians and elderly women.

  • Marshall McLovin

    Also keep these Community Board votes and this extensive public process in mind when Andrea Peyser and Steve Cuozzo at the Post or some anonymous editorialist at the Daily News starts ranting about how bike-share got jammed down New Yorkers’ throats.

  • carma

    hamtech, 

    i can easily see why more folks support bike share than bike lanes.  some bike lanes really are poorly designed that they are not pleasant for cyclists and drivers.  a small minority of the lanes, but there are some.

    bike share really doesnt get in your face of those complaining if you know what i mean.
    with bike share, no one is forcing you to use it, and the benefits are terrific.
    the biggest pro of bike sharing is you dont have to worry that its your own bike.  if there are enough stations, you can now easily access ANY part of the city.

    thats why i cant see many folks NOT in favor for the bike share

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