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30 New Bike Racks for DUMBO!

The DUMBO Improvement District announced today that thirty new “Hoop” bike racks are being installed throughout the neighborhood as part of NYCDOT’s Cityracks program. The DUMBO Improvement District applied to NYCDOT for the new racks last fall.

The Hoop design was developed for NYC Cityracks by Danish designers Ian Mahaffy and Maarten De Greeve (Bettlelab) after the duo won a bike rack design competition (judged by  DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan, Sarah Coffin & Matilda McQuaid from the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, and even well known cyclist and Talking Head, David Byrne.) Hoop is a round rack and horizontal crossbar that DOT says evokes an abstracted bicycle tire.

Alexandria Sica, Executive Director of the DUMBO BID and avid bike commuter, said of the new racks, “Biking is a major mode of transportation for so many of us and a key part of the DUMBO culture. Our racks have been overflowing for some time, so we’re thrilled DOT worked with us to bring more to the neighborhood. And, they look great to match your Surly.”

Check out the new bike racks throughout DUMBO:

  • Along Front Street from 7 Star Deli to Jay Street
  • Jay Street between York and Water
  • Washington Street has new racks from York down to Plymouth
  • Pearl Street at Front Street

The DUMBO Improvement District is also advocating for DUMBO to be one of the first pilot locations for the City’s planned bike share program and encourages the commuters and residents alike to come out to DOT’s Community Workshop to show support for bringing the program to DUMBO on February 23 from 6 – 8pm, at St. Francis College, Callahan Center, 180 Remsen Street. Before the workshop, you can check out the Bike Share website and give your input on where you’d like to see a bike share set up in DUMBO.