Bike and Ride On Staten
Staten island cyclists are
getting closer to having secure bicycle parking at SI Railroad and express bus
stops. In February T.A. presented the New York State DOT with recommendations
for bicycle parking on Staten Island. This precedent-setting project sponsored
by the State DOT is the only bike-to-transit program in the city.
Currently there is no bicycle parking at Staten Island transit stops. However,
every Staten Island Rail Road (SIRR) station and express bus stop could use
it. In some cases, installing bicycle racks would work, in less secure
locations bicycle lockers or enclosed areas are needed. T.A. visited Staten
Island and ranked locations using these criteria: transit connections,
location, existing vehicle and bicycle parking, security, accessibility and
demand. Eight SIRR and express bus stops were identified: St. George Ferry
Terminal; Great Kills station; Huguenot station; Dongan Hills station; Arthur
Kill and Huguenot Ave; Clifton station; Nassau station; and Hylan Blvd. and
Buffalo St. express bus connections. Using these recommendations as a guide,
the State DOT can begin to install secure bicycle parking on Staten Island.
You can see the complete reports at www.sibikepark.com.
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