Monday, September 16, 2013

Official Asks Citi Bike to Roll Out Station at Vacant Smith Street Lot - Carroll Gardens - New York

Joan Millman's office deserves praise for the effort to convert a public nuisance into a Citibike location.  Great minds think alike - I wrote to DOT a while back with a similar proposal.  Using a site like this will take some doing - coordination among local officials, the law department and DOT to make the necessary arrangements is key to overcome bureaucratic inertia. Fortunately I believe Joan Millman, Brad Lander and DOT can make it happen.  Oh, and I was quoted in the article:
The "derelict lot" would be a "great size and shape for a Citi Bike location," said Gary Reilly, a Carroll Gardens resident, who had also previously written to the DOT with the idea.Since the land is privately owned, it would be an "unusual spot" for the DOT to consider but there are few other options for the paved strip of property, said Reilly, a Community Board 6 member, adding that the DOT has worked through projects despite challenges.

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