Google Bike Parking

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This is pretty neat: The Department of Transportation just released mapping data identifying the locations of more than 97 percent of the public bike racks in New York City. The data currently contains 5,968 of the 6,100 bike racks that have been installed as part of the DOT’s CityRacks program. The data is in .kml format, which can be displayed on Google Earth and similar applications.

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