Eyes on the Street: Dyckman Bike Shelter Hints at What Could Be

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Inwood recently got its first city bike shelter, by the A train station at the corner of Broadway and Dyckman/200th Street. It wasn't getting a lot of use when I snapped this shot, probably because it was Sunday morning. Still, in the couple of minutes I was there quite a few cyclists passed by, most of them on the sidewalk -- as many, it seems, don't consider Dyckman a safe place to ride.

This is a shame. Now that the Hudson River Greenway is done (pending interruption notwithstanding), Dyckman, along with a segment of Riverside Drive, is the only obstacle to a river-to-river bike-ped link.

Well, maybe not the only obstacle.