Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Hudson River Park Trust Confiscating Bikes Locked by West Side Bike Path

A Doe Fund employee - working under contract with the Hudson River Park Trust - drives away confiscated bikes on Saturday.


If you rode your bike over to Hudson River Park on Saturday, you might have returned to find it disappeared, depending on where you locked it, according to gothamist.

As you can see, Parks Department employees confiscated over a dozen bikes that were locked along the West Side bike path. We can't blame Obama for this one. Our source, who asked that we not reveal his name, tells us what he saw:

Found this rather amusing and simultaneously infuriating. Yesterday afternoon I witnessed, along the West Side bike path near Morton street, a Parks Department employee with a small generator and a grinder sawing locks off bicycles locked to the railing bordering the edge of the path. Curious, I looked for signs stating that bicycle parking was prohibited, but was unable to find one. I'm assuming there does indeed exist such a sign, but would assume it would be posted far more conspicuously given that locks valuing greater than $100 were being destroyed and discarded and bikes were being hauled off on a small parks department buggy.

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gothamist - By John  Del Signore - August 16, 2010


  1. Hi, Have you seen the destruction of most of the trees in Damrosch Park which is being repurposed for the Fashion Show as I write? I'd like to know what Park purpose is being served by the Fashion Show and why it isn't on the Lincoln Center Plaza or on Broadway above 42nd St.

  2. I have had 2 run-ins with parks employees. I'm about to go do research to see if other people have also.