Two Years Later, Bike Corral Finally Installed Outside Barrio Chino on Broome Street
It only took two years, but the city finally installed the long-awaited bike corral outside Barrio Chino on Broome Street. The new parking made its debut just before the holiday, and is already in use.
Community Board 3 first approved the Department of Transportation proposal – which was at the behest of the restaurant – back in March 2015 to install a six-hoop bike rack here. The agency had wanted to provide further bike parking relief in this intersection, and to stop the practice of locking to trees or other street furniture. However, the hardware actually received last week was only four hoops (i.e. service for eight bikes).
The permanent parking comes at the expense of a loading zone space on the south side of Broome Street.
The Barrio Chino rack is the second such curbside placement in the immediate vicinity behind Dudley’s just across Orchard Street.