Parking Meters to Bike Racks

According to an article in yesterday’s New York Post, starting this spring, approximately 225 parking meters in New York City will be converted to bike racks. The new bike racks will replace every third or fourth parking meter.

Read the article in the Post

4 Responses to “Parking Meters to Bike Racks”

  • brad says:

    In many parts of Montréal, the parking meters do double duty as bike hitching posts: they are specially designed meters with metal rings around them at mid-wheel height that you can lock your bike to. You can lock two bikes to a meter, one on each side. These are especially useful in winter, because the dedicated bike-locking posts are removed in winter for snow clearing, but the parking meters stay up year-round.

  • Roland Smith says:

    Now there’s a good idea! As long as parking the bike is free. :-)

  • Neighbourtease says:

    This is great news. It’s almost impossible to find dedicated bike parking and I nearly always lock up against a parking sign. Alas, it is also bad news for those of us who occasionally drive/park in NYC because those old meters are almost always out of order and you could park for free and indefinitely. Would love to see the city put the newly restored revenue from the ever so reliable munimeters into bike infrastructure, though improvements for cyclists here have been generally incredible — it is night and day from just two years ago, even so I don’t feel like I have all that much to complain about. And I’m a New Yorker. :)

  • Clutch J says:

    Well, it’s good to know that Sacramento is way ahead of NYC on something! Our fair city got started on this a couple of years back.

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