There have been press conferences and angry flyers slapped on Citi Bike racks, but one West Village apartment building is apparently the first legal challenge to them.
Nearly a dozen lower Broadway street vendors say they showed up to work on Monday only to find their corner at Liberty Street taken up by dozens of bike share racks.
Some angry neighbors have plastered new Citi Bike stations in Brooklyn with messages saying they amount to intrusive examples of “advertising” and “commercial activity.”
The country’s largest bike sharing system will launch in New York City next spring.
New York City plans to eventually have 10,000 rent-a-bikes and 600 bike docking stations on the streets and sidewalks, making it the largest bike sharing program in the country.
City officials said Monday that the program will be the nation’s biggest, featuring 10,000 rent-a-bikes and 600 bike docking stations.
As Mayor Michael Bloomberg moves forward with his initiative to add bike lanes throughout New York City and a proposed bike-sharing system, a new study may have some wanting him to hit the brakes.