Tuesday, July 24, 2012

DOT removing bike racks from Astor Place


EVG reader 8E sends along this photo from today at Astor Place, noting: "Looks like there'll be fewer bike racks at Astor Place by Friday."

Indeed.


Anyone know what's going on here? A ramp up to the Citi Bike system? Back in April, StreetsBlog noted that Astor Place will be home to a 55-dock station next to the uptown 6 train entrance.

Or. Something related to the Death Star?

Just guessing...

7 comments:

BBnet3000 said...

I hope theyre replacing it with a bike sharing station, though its still a loss of racks for people who arrive on their own bikes.

DrBOP said...

Sheesh....my first big circle.....man you don't waste ANY time doling it out....

Richard Bensam said...

They couldn't possibly be thinking that the arrival of Citi Bike means people who own bikes would stop using them. Surely no one could be that clueless...?

I'm more inclined to suspect this is one of the early steps toward the renovation of Astor Place and Cooper Square with a larger plaza. It may seem ridiculous they would do this first, before any other work on that plan has begun...but that at least seems more in keeping with the normal procedure for this sort of project.

dmbream said...

+1 Richard's theory.

abrod said...

Making more room for that insufferable dancing hipster with the diapers?

The cycle shall remain unbroken said...

+1 abrod's theory.

Anonymous said...

"Making more room for that insufferable dancing hipster with the diapers?"

Like, Yah!