More Bike Parking on Elizabeth Street
Bike parking is on a roll. (Sorry if that sounds too much like the opening of a Brooklyn Paper
During my commute across Prince Street this morning, I spotted this DOT crew installing the city’s latest bike corral in front of Cafe Habana on Elizabeth Street. Jennifer Harris-Hernandez from the DOT Bicycle Program, who you can see waving in the picture below, informed me that this is the same crew that installed the bike corral on Court Street last week.
The corral will provide parking for ten bicycles parked at an angle. As is the case with other bike corrals in the city, the space will be protected by two large planters on either end. Cafe Habana is the bike corral’s maintenance partner and will be responsible for sweeping up litter, clearing snow, and caring for the planters.
The project also includes daylighting at the corner to make it easier for trucks and large vehicles to turn off of Prince onto Elizabeth.
It only takes DOT crews a short amount of time to install a bike corral, and I would imagine that it’s already being used. So now that there’s bike parking right in front of Cafe Habana, who wants to meet there for breakfast before work next week?