Valet Biking at Bryant Park?

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on July 7, 2009

Someone just told me that there was valet parking for bikes at the Bryant Park movie night in NYC on Monday. Valet biking—talk about an oxymoron. Is this true? Biking is all about NOT paying. But hey, LA, NYC, valet parking, valet biking. Know the culture.

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BryantParkNYC

July 8, 2009 6:07 PM

We set up a bike parking areaset up at 6th Avenue & 42nd Street in the park during the HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival, but there is no valet service. If you know any groups that may be interested in doing valet bike parking at the park, send them our way!

JS

July 10, 2009 6:02 PM

This is great journalism--NOT. "Someone just told me..." ?? Come on Bruce!

AC

July 20, 2009 1:13 PM

They did this at at least one movie last year. It's not something you pay for. It was a free service. Basically took away the difficulty over finding a place to lock up. They gave you a ticket and you came back with your ticket and they gave you your bike back. Not sure if it still works the same way.
I was glad to find it last year, because it wasn't easy to find a place on the street.

a

July 20, 2009 3:16 PM

Ever thought it could be a free service that encourages more people to ride their bikes to an event?

I don't know the story at Bryant Park, but in Prospect Park, for the Celebrate Brooklyn series, Transportation Alternatives is providing FREE valet bike parking that is extremely popular. Talk about some excellent design thinking!

http://www.transportationalternatives.org/events/calendar/3262

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