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Broadway's Bike Valet Used Little, So Far

Friday, September 17, 2010

Broadway (Martha de Jong-Lantink)

It's week two on a three-week free bike valet experiment in the theatre district and the verdict is: Not exactly a hit.

"We just had a handful of people come last weekend. I think part of it was the bad weather," says Noah Budnick with Transportation Alternatives, the bicycle advocacy group behind the idea. He still believes the program will pick up steam and could be expanded to transit hubs like Grand Central and Penn Station.

"We encourage multi-mobile trips, which means we think its great when people ride their bike and then get on the train and then get off the train and walk to their final destination."

The bike corral in the Theater District is located on West 46th Street, between 8th Avenue and Broadway. You can store your ride Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 6 PM to 11:30PM through Saturday the 25th.

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Comments [3]

Here is the information for this evening via the Transportation Alternatives site:

http://www.transalt.org/events/calendar/4783

You can find other locations for the valet service on their site as well.

Sep. 18 2010 04:58 PM
Matt from queens

I occasionally work on the very block that this corral supposedly exists. I have been actively looking (both on-line and actual surveying) for a place to park my bike and this is the first I or any of my co-workers have heard of this. WHERE IS IT?

Sep. 18 2010 09:04 AM
Tony from Brooklyn, NY

I'm a bike advocate but this is the first time I'm hearing about this. Where was this advertised before this radio plug?

Sep. 18 2010 08:44 AM

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