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Bike-Share NIMBY Flyer: Make Cobble Hill Great Again

12:48 PM EDT on June 29, 2016

A tipster spotted this flyer on Douglass Street in Cobble Hill, where Citi Bike will be expanding this year:

citibike_nimby

Makes perfect sense. Keep bike-share at bay, and the neighborhood can be suspended in time. David Greenfield and the MTA won't mess with F train service. Supermarkets will stay in business. The meddlesome construction of housing for other people will cease. Traffic and parking will return to a state of perfect efficiency.

Or maybe, in this majority car-free neighborhood, bike-share is going to help people affected by less frequent F local service (if that ever happens), improve access to grocery stores beyond a short walking distance, and ease traffic troubles a bit by making it more convenient to get around without driving -- and whoever made this flyer just wants to maximize free curbside parking spaces on Degraw Street, where the author stores a personal vehicle.

Bike-share NIMBYs tend not to get very far in NYC, but if you live in these parts it can't hurt to dial up Council Member Carlos Menchaca's number on the flyer and say you want a robust bike-share system for the neighborhood.

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