City Building Opens New Indoor Bike Parking Facility

The city bureaucracy got it a little bit backwards, cracking down on bike commuting employees before actually offering them a new place to park their wheels. But this e-mail sent this morning to Dept. of Health employees working at 280 Broadway seems like a step in the right direction.

From: Dept. of Health Announcements
Sent: Tuesday, August 07, 2007 9:04 AM
To: Dept. of Health Employees
Subject: Indoor Bike Parking Facility

Ready for a more active commute? The Department of Citywide Administrative Services has opened an indoor bicycle parking facility at 280 Broadway (corner of Broadway and Chambers). The parking is free of charge for all city employees in the area, not just those who work at 280 Broadway. All you need is a valid City ID.

280 Broadway, in the atrium behind the elevators.
Bicyclists should enter through the front (Broadway) entrance.

Weekdays (except holidays), from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
To retrieve a bicycle after 7 p.m., request assistance from lobby security.

— Cyclists must show their City I.D. to use the room.
— Cyclists must bring locks to secure their bicycles.
— Bicycles and locks should be taken home at the end of each workday.
— The City is not responsible for stolen or damaged property.
— As a courtesy, please park your bicycle to maximize available space for other cyclists.