Bike Share Before and After
Here’s the corner of Dean Street and 4th Avenue before a Citi Bike station was installed:
And here’s the same corner after Park Slope’s only Citi Bike station went in on Tuesday:
I happen to love this location not only because it’s within walking distance of my apartment, but also because it brings an otherwise dead corner with a blank wall to life, activating the space for people. When I stopped by to take this picture, someone was checking out the kiosk, a dad was explaining bike share to his kids, and a few others were snapping their own photos. Of course, this initial curiosity will soon turn into the quotidian utility of accessing transportation, but the space will still be active. Jane Jacobs would approve.