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Update July 18, 2012 By Steven Greer
After BatteryPark.TV exclusively reported the story on June 8th about the city planning to place public-sharing bicycles on West Thames, the community board convened a meeting and local residents have protested the plans. The July 18 BroadsheetDAILY reported a summary of the meeting. However, yesterday, it was reported in the Wall Street Journal that the entire citywide plan has been delayed. Apparently the Broadsheet was unaware of this development.
We spoke with CB1 Chairman Anthony Notaro this morning. If the citywide plans goes forward, the West Thames and North End Avenue bike stations will be installed as originally reported on June 8th.
June 8, 2012 By Steven Greer
With no input from the community or discussion by our fearless leaders of CB1, Mayor Bloomberg has decided to station 31 publicly shared bicycles on West Thames Street by the bus stop. The area is directly in front of private residences. Also, on North End Avenue, south of Vesey Street, by the WFC building #4, a second New York City Bike Share rack will be installed.
The map can be viewed here.
A demonstration of how the system works is planned for June 18th. Stay tuned as we learn more, and how this was slipped through without community consent.