Streams

DOT Demos Bike Share at Navy Yard

Sunday, May 12, 2013

With the city’s long awaited bike share program just two weeks from getting underway, the Department of Transportation gave reporters access to a few bikes and stations at the Brooklyn Navy yard on Sunday.

The yard is the site of a major setback for the bike share program. Sandy damaged 2,000 bikes and docking stations stored at the yard.

"We didn’t physically lose bikes," DOT Policy Director John Orcutt said. "What happened were the ones that were submerged, the wheel hubs and other important moving parts got inundated with saltwater was that a lot of station components went underwater."

The bikes and docking stations worked smoothly for the dozen reporters who went for a ride in the controlled environment of the Navy yard.

The city has applied to FEMA for funds to cover the cost of damage to the bike share equipment from Sandy. 

Editors:

Julianne Welby

Tags:

More in:

News, weather, Radiolab, Brian Lehrer and more.
Get the best of WNYC in your inbox, every morning.

Leave a Comment

Register for your own account so you can vote on comments, save your favorites, and more. Learn more.
Please stay on topic, be civil, and be brief.
Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments. Names are displayed with all comments. We reserve the right to edit any comments posted on this site. Please read the Comment Guidelines before posting. By leaving a comment, you agree to New York Public Radio's Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use.

Sponsored

Latest Newscast

 

 

Support

WNYC is supported by the Charles H. Revson Foundation: Because a great city needs an informed and engaged public

Feeds

Supported by