Gallery: Bicyclists Angered as Citi Bike Stations Uproot Public Racks

PHOTO CREDIT: Shelly Mossey

NYC cyclists are standing their ground against the new Citi Bike share program’s attempt to rip up public bike racks and replace them with new branded stations. Last week, one group of Battery Park City riders found out that a bike rack on South End Avenue will be torn down to make way for one of the program’s new units. According to a sign, bike owners will have until May 5th to remove their property from the racks located right outside of the Gateway Plaza housing complex or risk losing their bikes.

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  1. RoughDesigns June 15, 2013 at 7:22 pm
    America in the 21st Century Take a good idea, turn it into a way to make money for overpaid execs, then Spin it to make it sound like it's all for the people. Governments ARE GOOD at providing PUBLIC services. Private corporations are not, they cannot, the limited morality business once had disappeared with Leave it Beaver re-runs. Business now has ONE motive, PROFIT, every single dollar and penny by whatever means, moral, legal, or illegal. In NYC, you either pay citibank to bike, or you don't. Get used to it.
  2. tim s. May 10, 2013 at 3:43 pm
    It may be easier to use the bike-share bicycles for local trips and to store personal bikes in an apartment for touring or other long trips...
  3. tim s. May 10, 2013 at 3:40 pm
    With the bikeshare people may not need a personal bike or could leave their bike in the apt. for longer rides only.
  4. urban Mobility Project ... May 5, 2013 at 7:28 am
    They are not looking for alt location as the sign indicates!!!
  5. elarue May 3, 2013 at 2:23 pm
    Again, the bike sharing program sounds wonderful, but this sounds like a bad move on the program's part. Find a different location for the bike share station, or the rack, or even put them right next to each other.