NYC Building Owners Hate Bikes


NYC Building Owners Hate Bikes

Photo by Iain Browne on Flickr

It’s no surprise that once the mandatory bikes in building law was passed, that building owners would find every way to oppose it or make it as difficult as possible for cyclists to bring their bicycles up to their office.

A reader, who will remain anonymous, sent me the following email:

Hi John,

The building I work in will only allow for bikes through the freight elevator (I’m aware that this is legit), however it’s only open from 8-5. 90% of the employees in the building leave after 6pm. Here’s the biggest kick in the nuts, management wants to charge $75 per person if you choose to take your bike out of the building past 5pm! I asked if we could use the stairwell…”nope”. I asked, “what rights do the owners have to fine people?”, no real answer to that either!


$75? Really? Wow. Time for someone to call 311.

Oh and guys, the above picture is unrelated to the story. I just used it because it was a nice shot of a freight elevator.