A new bike corral was recently installed in front of the Brooklyn Heights Montessori School on Bergen Street near the corner of Court Street. When I rode by this morning, a couple of people were in the process of locking up.
The corral has space for ten bikes, and the wide gap between two of the hoops seems ideal for a cargo bike or two. While it was quiet this morning, the corral is bound to see some heavy action once school starts up again in the fall. Parents pedaling cargo bikes or longtails with children are an increasingly common sight on my morning ride to work.
As you can see in this photo, the planter in the background is already filled in. The near one seems to be waiting for its plant. Plus the space opens up the street enough that the two people pictured seem comfortable hanging out and having a conversation. Try that between two parked cars.
It seems the arms race over bike parking between Chicago and New York City is not over yet.