FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Release #08-32
DOT and DCAS Team Up to Expand Bicycle Parking at Municipal Buildings in Lower Manhattan
Five government office buildings will see a total 300% increase in available bike parking for City workers
NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan and Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) Commissioner Martha Hirst today announced the planned expansion of secure bicycle parking for municipal employees at five municipal buildings in lower Manhattan. The agencies collaborated to identify and expand three existing locations and add two new parking facilities, turning 44 bike parking spaces into 132 total spaces. The DOT's strategic plan calls for doubling bike commuting by 2015, and Mayor Bloomberg's PlaNYC sustainability agenda calls for increasing on–street and commercial bike parking.
"Bike commuting in New York has grown more than 75% since 2000, but one of the most frequent complaints we hear is that there’s nowhere to put your bike once you get to work," said DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan. "As our bike network expands and more New Yorkers make their commutes in this sustainable way, we need to do more to provide City employees a safe, secure place to lock their bikes." Read the press release (pdf)