Spring 2004, p.16

T.A. Requests Secure Bike Parking at Lower Manhattan’s New Transit Hubs

PATH and subway riders would use swipe cards to access fenced-in and covered secure bicycle parking at the World Trade Center Transportation Hub and the Fulton Street Transit Center in Manhattan.

This Spring, T.A. urged the Port Authority and the MTA to include secure indoor or sheltered bicycle parking in their respective plans for the new World Trade Center Transportation Hub and the Fulton Street Transit Center in Manhattan. Secure bike parking at the new transit hubs would link some of the most heavily traveled rail lines in the country to Downtown and Midtown Manhattan’s bike lanes and paths. The Hudson River and East River greenways are less than a half mile from the future transit hubs.

According to the Department of City Planning, the lack of secure bike parking is the primary obstacle to potential commuter cyclists.

Secure bike parking at the World Trade Center Transportation Hub and Fulton Street Transit Center would consist of either indoor or covered bicycle racks located in a fenced-in area under video surveillance. Cyclists would have self-service swipe card access to the bike rack area and would supply their own locks.

Write to
Fulton Street Transit Center
Lawrence Reuter, President
MTA New York City Transit
370 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

World Trade Center Transportation Hub
Joseph J. Seymour, Executive Director
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
225 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10003

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