Bluestockings to Receive New Bike Parking on Allen

Posted on: June 18th, 2012 at 10:28 am by
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The recently-placed CityRacks infrastructure outside Mud Coffee on East Ninth Street was an instant hit with the java crowd. Finding proper bike parking is now even more of a challenge, as the circular mounts are usually at capacity.

Its success is leading to another such installation; the same setup is coming south of Houston in due course. Indeed, the latest maintenance partner for the pilot program is Lower East Side literary gem Bluestockings at 172 Allen Street. Chosen for being a cycle-friendly business operation, it marks the fourth such implementation across the Five Boroughs.

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As it stands, the only parking presently available for bikes is a single housing and the temporary scaffolding unit for the hotel construction next door, which boasts a half-dozen bikes at any given time. What the DOT now proposes is the elimination of one 22-foot parking space to alleviate sidewalk congestion. And much like the other projects, this “corral” will be bolted to the pavement out front with flower pots (300 lbs when full) and flexible bollards on the perimeter. In addition, the 47-foot length between the rack and crosswalk at Stanton will be a “no standing” zone.

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As maintenance partner, it’s the responsibility of Bluestockings to keep the area clean. Meaning, policing litter, planting flowers, and shoveling snow in the winter.

The motion was brought before the transportation committee of Community Board 3 last week and passed with a unanimous vote of approval.

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