Bike shops around the world struggled to keep up with demand when COVID-19 pushed people out of transit and shared rides. Now, New Yorkers are demanding more city bike parking, saying they’ve adopted the new-to-them transportation mode and have nowhere to put their wheels.
“For every bike rack in NYC, there are more than 100 free parking spaces for cars. The lack of bike parking is one of the top reasons New Yorkers cite for not biking or biking infrequently,” says an Upper West Side news site. A city council member told the site he once had to put his bike vertically in a friend’s bathtub while visiting. He says the city owns many more bike racks than are installed, and that new housing developments should include bike spaces.