Citi Bike Corrals Arrive on the Lower East Side

Posted on: May 1st, 2013 at 6:30 am by
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Within the last few days, the highly-anticipated Citi Bike infrastructure has been landing across the city like alien pods unleashed from the DOT mothership. New parking corrals were recently placed at Straus Square, Clinton Street (Fine Fare), Sara D. Roosevelt Park, Petrosino Square Park, and Mott Street (Cafe Gitane). More are most definitely on the way.

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While embraced by many, the bike sharing program sure boasts plenty of up-front NIMBY opposition. Fodder for headlines. Car owners are upset about the questionable towing practices employed while installing the racks; some fear that the rash of unskilled riders will result in certain doom; and the 100-year-old building at 99 Bank Street is even suing the city. It’s worth noting, though, that these docks are modular, and easily moveable.

Here’s a bonus photo of a flatbed truck hauling some Citi Bike infrastructure, as shot by Boogie contributor David Bergman:

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[Photo: David Bergman]How do you feel about the whole Citi Bike program?

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