Gallery: NYC Allows Bicycle Parking in Buildings While Cutting Bike Lan...

 

Since the beginning of December, riding your bike to work in New York City got a little easier, but riding through Brooklyn just got a little harder. On Monday, the NYC Department of Transportation and Department of Building announced that together, they would work to implement the Bicycle Access to Office Building Law, which will help cyclists secure parking at their office buildings and thereby encourage more people to bike to work. Strangely though, earlier this month, the NYC DOT sandblasted away a bike lane on Bedford Avenue, between Flushing Avenue and Division Street, forcing many Brooklynites to leave their bikes at home. There is certainly a large dose of irony here – why get cyclists to bike to work while at the same time eliminating a thoroughfare that, as several comments to a Streetsblog post proved, many need to gain access to Manhattan?

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  1. London's Bicycle Superh... July 19, 2010 at 11:52 am

    […] isn’t the only locale pumping up its bike infrastructure. Other cities, like New York and Los Angeles are working on setting up biking networks, widening traffic corridors, and adding […]

  2. oneearthcom December 13, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    This doesn’t make any sense and we should NOT stand for it. There are plenty of things we can all do reverse this decision. Go here learn what you can do to support Bicycling in NYC: http://www.one-earth.com/city/us/ny/manhattan/19/transportation-alternatives

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