Today’s Headlines

  • West Village NIMBYs Sue for Removal of Bank Street Bike-Share Station (Post, DNA)
  • CM Andy King Backs Co-Op City Bike Lanes to Reduce Motorist Speeding, and NY1 Flubs the Hook
  • NYPD Personnel Shifts Bring New Commanding Officers to 6th and 10th Precincts (DNA)
  • Child Hospitalized When Van Driver Hits School Bus and Building at McGuinness and Greenpoint (DNA)
  • Civil Jury Finds Staten Island Man Mostly Responsible for Being Hit by MTA Bus Driver (Advance)
  • Longwood Merchants Say Elevated Tracks and Low Lighting Shut Down Street After Dark (DNA)
  • Cap’n Transit Makes a Case for Reactivating the LIRR Rockaway Beach Branch
  • Looks Like the Brooklyn Botanic Garden Could Use Some Bike Parking (@brendan_gray)
  • NYC Venture Capitalist Charlie O’Donnell: The Bike Thing Is Happening, Like It or Not
  • Damn Bike Share (Gothamist)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • Lois Carswell is on the BBG board (and chair emeritus). I hope she is not an indicator of the general tenor over there . . .

  • Anonymous

    Articles #1 and 2 this morning don’t get bother me anymore. All I can do is laugh at how people’s logic skills suddenly disappear at the mere mention of bikes.

  • Anxiously Awaiting Bikeshare

    Of note, according to the DNA article, the suit was dismissed to move the bike share station.

  • Marina

    There used to be 2 or 3 bike racks in front of BBG Eastern pkwy entrance, but they were removed. There’s a small bike rack in front of Flatbush entrance, which is not adequate even on a regular day. I observed close to 100 bikes including mine chained to the fence during Sakura Matsuri. Should we contact DOT or BBG?

  • Bluewndrpwrmlk96

    I know, right? I hope they aren’t drivers, they need that money to pay their $3000/mo rent (which should be the real issue to raise hell, rather than bike stations.) Smh, we as a whole need to focus more on social issues citywide rather than aesthetics and tastes. If the bike station takes up parking, that’s one thing that can be argued better, but advertising because it takes away the “essence” of the neighborhood…well the Landmarks Commission didn’t think so otherwise they wouldn’t have allowed it.

    – Article #7: Before anything a feasibility study has got to be done regarding Woodhaven Blvd and the Rockaway ROW. Here’s the choices I would suggest for the ROW: Build a light rail, build a greenway or do nothing. For Woodhaven, the choices are, build a Class 1 bikeway in the center median, introduce a dedicated bus lane by using the parking lane and changing the regulation (ie: No Parking 4p-7p Bus Lane), or do nothing. That ROW isn’t gonna happen in a week, track has to be cleared of debris, trees cut, structural reinforcement, sound attenuation from neighbors. And Woodhaven Blvd has to be taken into account because it has the width for the road use to be more intelligently and efficiently used. Feasibility Study, address community concerns, and draft preliminary plans first.

    Sorry for the long post.

  • Anonymous

    This reminds me of my peeve about the complete lack of bike racks in Central Park. I wrote them a letter and they never replied. It seems that they want you to go ride your bike in the loop, but they don’t want you to actually go to the park as a destination using a bike for transportation!

  • Jeff

    Anyone else think that having a station on a cobblestone street is silly? Needless to say, if it were an issue for me personally, I would have shown up at the appropriate meeting and expressed my concern. Just a thought, though.

  • moocow

    I don’t.

  • Bluewndrpwrmlk96

    Contact NYCDOT, you can find more information on their website to request a bike rack or shelter. NYCDOT is responsible for all street furniture. Illegally chained bikes are subject to removal by the property owner unless on a city-owned bike rack.

  • Guest

    These bikes have really big tires that eat cobblestones for breakfast. Paris has many Velib stations on cobblestone streets and its seems to work fine.

  • Guest

    These bikes have really big tires that eat cobblestones for breakfast. Paris has many Velib stations on cobblestone streets and its seems to work fine.

  • If the cobblestone street is a good place, why not? I just got back from Paris, and Vélib-ed all over the place, cobblestone streets included.

  • If the cobblestone street is a good place, why not? I just got back from Paris, and Vélib-ed all over the place, cobblestone streets included.

  • Anonymous

    I hate riding cobblestones but given that these bikes are behemoths they should be able to weather them better than most bikes.

    Also, that location is to serve one-way downtown Washington Street (which has a nice bike lane and no cobblestones).

  • Anonymous

    I hate riding cobblestones but given that these bikes are behemoths they should be able to weather them better than most bikes.

    Also, that location is to serve one-way downtown Washington Street (which has a nice bike lane and no cobblestones).

  • These bikes are for getting from A to B. If A or B have cobblestones, then there will be a station on cobblestones.

  • Mark Walker

    What was a car with NYS license number FCL 8475 doing on the Hudson River Promenade/Greenway at 7:15 PM today? It was not marked as a police or parks vehicle.

  • Mark Walker

    What was a car with NYS license number FCL 8475 doing on the Hudson River Promenade/Greenway at 7:15 PM today? It was not marked as a police or parks vehicle.

  • guestnyc