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Eyes on the Street: The Bike Corral Has Arrived in Park Slope

Posted By Noah Kazis On May 17, 2012 @ 12:40 pm In Bicycle Parking,Bicycling | 11 Comments

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A DOT crew installed a bike corral in front of Park Slope's Gorilla Coffee this morning. Photo: Christa Orth

On her way into the office this morning, Streetsblog development manager Christa Orth spotted some fluorescent safety vests as she pedaled up Brooklyn’s Fifth Avenue. A DOT crew was out in front of local coffee shop Gorilla Coffee, which had agreed to maintain a new bike corral in front of their store. One parking space is being replaced with room for about eight bikes — or as Gorilla might call them, seven new customers.

New York’s first bike corral [2] was installed last summer. Now it looks like the treatment is really starting to [3] spread [4].

Here’s a look at the finished bike corral, courtesy of Gorilla [5]:


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[1] Image: http://www.streetsblog.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/GorillaCoffeeBikeRack.jpg

[2] first bike corral: http://www.streetsblog.org/2011/08/18/eyes-on-the-street-nycs-first-bike-corral-underway-on-smith-street/

[3] starting to: http://www.streetsblog.org/2012/04/18/eyes-on-the-street-east-village-bike-corral-action/

[4] spread: http://www.streetsblog.org/2012/03/28/cb-4-wins-sidewalk-expansions-bike-corrals-for-west-side-bike-lanes/

[5] courtesy of Gorilla: http://instagr.am/p/Ku0-9cIfR5/

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