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Quote for the Day – Bike Share Edition

September 14, 2011

Felix Salmon completely nails Sean Sweeney of the SoHo Alliance for saying that A) local communities should get to decide, solely, where bike share racks are placed, and that b) “no stations should be place [sic] in Soho.”

Sweeney, then, is the embodiment of precisely the reason why the DOT can’t outsource rack placement decisions to community organizations: those organizations tend to be dominated by people who are going to be aggressively unhelpful on that front. There’s not a parking space in all of Soho which is so valuable that its street space wouldn’t be better off as a bike rack.

He says that Sweeney’s “perfectly encapsulates the self-defeating nature of anti-bike activists.”  I agree.

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