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Beware the Dread “Parking Lot for Bikes”
Posted By Ben Fried On October 19, 2012 @ 1:36 pm In Bicycle Parking,Bicycling,Bushwick,Community Boards | 19 Comments
Looks like Queens Community Board 1  has some competition when it comes to irrational opposition to on-street bike parking. DNAinfo reports  that a proposed bike corral at Wyckoff Avenue and Starr Street in Bushwick has some detractors at Brooklyn Community Board 4.
“The transportation will be disrupted…and anyone hit by a car or bike coming out of that parking lot for bikes has to fend for himself,” worried Eliseo Ruiz, the transportation committee’s chair. “It looks like this is just going to be storage for bikes.”
Excellent points here. Also: Anyone struck by a meteor coming out of that parking lot for bikes has to fend for himself. Anyone attacked by a bear coming out of that parking lot for bikes has to fend for himself. And anyone crushed by a falling piano coming out of that parking lot for bikes has to fend for himself.
It is, after all, just storage for bikes. Watch out!
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URLs in this post:
 Queens Community Board 1: http://www.streetsblog.org/2012/10/04/to-queens-community-board-1-some-businesses-more-worthy-than-others/
 DNAinfo reports: http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20121018/bushwick/bike-rack-proposal-for-bushwick-corner-meets-fierce-debate
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