Enclosed bicycle parking pods will temporarily be located at five different locations in a pilot program between Oonee, the creator of the pods, and the Department of Transportation. Image Credit: NYC DOT. The pods are enclosed to provide secure bicycle parking. On March 11, 2022, the New York City Department of Transportation announced the launch of a bicycle parking pilot program which will provide protected curbside biking corrals in five locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. As more New Yorkers choose cycling as a mode of transportation, secure bike parking options will be in greater demand.
Brooklyn-based company Oonee will provide a prototype “Mini” protected curbside bicycle parking pod for 29 days in each selected location to allow the Department of Transportation to gather data about its use. Each “Mini” pod provides enclosed, secure bicycle parking for six bicycles, features internal lighting to allow users to access their bicycles at all hours, customer service support and greenery on top of the pods to add to the aesthetic look of the curbside. Bicycle owners must register with Oonee to access the parking pods, but the membership will be free for the duration of the demonstration.
The Oonee pods will be available at the following locations:
March – Meatpacking BID, 400 W 14th Street, Manhattan
April – Lower East Side BID, Broome/Essex near Essex Street Market, Manhattan
May – Union Square BID, Southeast corner of 14th Street and 5th Avenue near New School, Manhattan
June – Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council, Vanderbilt Avenue Open Street near 577 […]