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DOT Says Inwood Bike Shelter Didn’t Get Enough Use

IMGP4346.jpgImpromptu bike parking on Dyckman Street after the de-installation of a bike shelter, which for a year stood on the fresh patch of concrete in the background. Photo: Brad Aaron
A brief follow-up to our earlier story on Inwood's disappearing Dyckman Street bike shelter [1]. According to DOT, while it was located near a bike shop (two, actually, though one now appears to be closed) as well as the Dyckman A train station, the shelter was not widely used, and was removed as DOT looks for another site in the area.

Anecdotal evidence [2] suggests the shelter was popular among local and visiting cyclists -- and we referred before to the symbolic significance [3] of the Dyckman site. But, assuming it will in fact be installed elsewhere in the neighborhood, what locations might be better?