Roosevelt Island Bike Rack Removals To Be Enforced At Tram and Subway Station For Now - Rest Of The Island To Be Determined Later
RIOC has decided that the Roosevelt Island Bike Racks are not to be used overnight during the hours of 2 - 5 AM and issued the following advisory.
Bike Rack Advisory
For All Bike Racks On Roosevelt IslandI inquired of RIOC President Steve Shane:
There Will Be No Bicycle Storage Between the Hours of 2:00AM and 5:00AM.
Bicycles Found In Violation Will Be Removed By The Roosevelt Island Public Safety Department.
I have been hearing alot of complaints about the new bike rack policy of removing bicycles found chained to Roosevelt Island bike racks betweeen 2-5 AM.Mr. Shane replied:
I understand there is an issue with abandoned bikes chained to the racks but why change such a longstanding practice going back many years, particularly the bike racks on River Road by Manhattan Park.
Does the policy include River Road bike racks as well?
The managing agents at all housing groups have no problem. The bikes stored outside are rusty and unsightly. Since we did not want to be discriminatory, intended to make it Island wide. However, we will post signs and advisories by the Tram and Subway and will enforce there only, until further notice.So, let RIOC and your building management know if you object to this new policy or have any ideas on how to keep the overnight bike storage but remove the unsightly and abandoned bikes.
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