Broadway's Bike Valet Used Little, So Far
Friday, September 17, 2010
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.