bike racks sb rd

The city has installed bike racks on Sheepshead Bay Road and it looks like bicyclists are glad to see them. Of the eight bike racks now in place on one side of Sheepshead Bay Road, two of them had bikes locked on them and it was raining at the time. When the weather is good, they will all probably be in use and bicyclists will have to figure out how to get more than one bike on the rack.

One business owner said that he wasn’t too happy to see these metal racks go up in front of his store, because it inhibits people from opening their car doors. On the other hand, workers at the Munchinette (1738 Sheepshead Bay Rd) and Edible Arrangements (1736 Sheepshead Bay Rd) said that the bicycle racks are very useful and do not pose a problem, since parking is generally prohibited on the street, anyway.

For Transportation Alternative-minded people, who would like to see a rack or two installed on your block, why not use the New York City Department of Transportation’s Suggestion Form to let them know?

The Gothamist reports that the city mapping tool lists locations of 97% of the bike racks around the City. These may be a little too new, because they’re not on the map.

Now that the City is acknowledging bicyclists in Sheepshead Bay, it won’t be long before pedalers who ride on the sidewalk (like the guy in the picture above), start getting tickets. So, as soon as you unlock your bike, before you put the pedal to the metal (so to speak) — make sure to get off of the sidewalk.

You can check the NYCDOT’s website for the NYC Rules and Regulations regarding bicyclists and bike safety.

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  • Anthony

    Great blog. I love the idea of bicycle racks. It encourages people to leave the car at home, save fuel and cut down on traffic congestion. Throw in the fact that bicycling is great exercise really clinches it. Next, we have to get the motorists to respect the bicyclists that are sharing the same street.

  • local broker

    i drive and once in a while i do ride my bike what i do like about those bike racks is that maybe people wont be able to park illegally on the west side of the street it causes traffic and is annoying especially in front of del mar i love the pizza
    i really cant imagine what its going to be like if they are allowed to build that shopping center on that site the traffic is going to be out of hand near the belt it gets packed when there is 15 cars at the intersection whats going to happen on a saturday afternoon with 50 cars on the exit ramp

  • Alex

    I am waiting for mayou Blumberg to institute bike licences. The fee should be $500/yr. After all, no one should be getting a free ride!!!

  • Anthony

    Great blog. I love the idea of bicycle racks. It encourages people to leave the car at home, save fuel and cut down on traffic congestion. Throw in the fact that bicycling is great exercise really clinches it. Next, we have to get the motorists to respect the bicyclists that are sharing the same street.

  • local broker

    i drive and once in a while i do ride my bike what i do like about those bike racks is that maybe people wont be able to park illegally on the west side of the street it causes traffic and is annoying especially in front of del mar i love the pizza
    i really cant imagine what its going to be like if they are allowed to build that shopping center on that site the traffic is going to be out of hand near the belt it gets packed when there is 15 cars at the intersection whats going to happen on a saturday afternoon with 50 cars on the exit ramp

  • Alex

    I am waiting for mayou Blumberg to institute bike licences. The fee should be $500/yr. After all, no one should be getting a free ride!!!