Last year, some of us in the Queens Committee of Transportation Alternatives thought that it would be useful to have bike racks near subway and railroad stations so that people could ride to the the train without having to bring their bikes on board. That has now come to pass:
Last week I saw that the DOT had installed a brand new bike rack at the foot of the stairs on the 52nd Street station. Here’s another view:
I thought this was great, but where it really seems like it would make the biggest difference is by the 61st Street station where people can ride to the express train or the Long Island Rail Road. Guess what I found when I was there a few days ago?
If you are also happy to see this, you might want to contact the DOT and thank them for installing these racks!