Eyes on the Street: Bikes Welcome Here


Spotted at 40 Worth Street, a.k.a. DOT HQ. The rally for the "Bike in Buildings Bill" starts at City Hall at 10:45.

  • Andy B from Jersey

    Go across the Hudson to Jersey City. Many of the big (and dieing) financial firms along the waterfront seem to have not problem providing basic bicycle parking that is pretty close to the main entrances. I was shocked and how fairly good it was on a trip there last week. The only building that failed to provide parking was the Goldman Sachs building but even there, there was a rack not too far away. Still all the parking could have been much better. None of the buildings had indoor or even sheltered parking at least from what I could see.

  • I work in a large (20 story) building on Park Ave. South. Bikes are not allowed inside here, but our facilities manager sent a special e-mail informing us about the rally. She said that our lease actually prohibits bringing bikes in, a prohibition would presumably be invalidated if a law were passed.


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One of New York City’s most faded bike lanes has gotten its shine back. There’s a fresh coat of thermoplast on the Lafayette Street bike lane between Spring Street and Canal Street, which for a while had almost completely disappeared. The erosion of bike markings and the long lag times between resurfacing streets and restriping bike lanes became such […]

Eyes on the Street: The Case of the Missing Bike Lanes

The streets have been repaved. Lane striping, crosswalks, and stop bars have been added back. But there’s something missing from two streets in DOT’s bike network: bike lanes. In Williamsburg, Driggs Avenue has been repaved — but you would never know it’s a key bike connection from the Williamsburg Bridge. The street has all its stripes back except […]

How About Two Bike Lanes Per Street?

Now for something completely different: Clarence Eckerson snapped these photos of a double bike lane on both sides of Second Avenue between 1st and 2nd Streets. The new street design also includes a rather massive bike box. Has New York City ever had a street with bike lanes running along both sides? This seems to […]

Eyes on the Street: Tillary Street Bike Lane Parking Lot

Ian Dutton, organizer of the Houston Street bike safety initiative, made this brief StreetFilm while riding in the physically-separated bike lane on Tillary Street approaching the Brooklyn Bridge. On his YouTube page, Dutton writes, "I was on my way from SoHo to Park Slope when I saw a most remarkable assemblage of press vehicles in […]