Bike Parking at the Met

As far as I know, the Metropolitan Museum of Art has the only public garage in the city with a bike parking facility that comes close to meeting the rigorous standards of the new garage access law requiring garages to accept bikes for parking.

 

These U-racks each allow the bike to be secured by one wheel and a frame, are spaced sufficiently far apart to give each bike 2' X 3' of space. There are two rows like htis one, both of which are offset from the motor vehicle traffic. Except for the absence of a curb or other physical barrier preventing motor vehicles from encroaching on the bike space, this facility is just about perfect. And it's free.

 

Meanwhile, NYC for-profit garage owners are fighting hard to avoid taking bikes at all, or charging illegal bike parking tax.

 

Get with the program, guys!

  • lameato feliz 5y

    excelente!
  • Joe Shlabotnik 5y

    Bike parking at Atlas Park in Queens looks like that and is free, too. (Yes, Queens is part of the city!)
  • Steve Vaccaro 5y

    Thanks Joe--I used to live there, 1996-2001! If you get the chance would love to see a pic of the parking set-up at Atlas Park.
  • satanslaundromat 4y

    Supposedly they're now charging a ludicrous $15 a day for use of these racks. True?
  • Joe Shlabotnik 4y

    Funny, I was just at Atlas Park today for the first time in a long time, and was just reminded of this exchange because of the guy who posted today. But after I had gotten home. Sorry I didn't think of taking photos!
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