Equinox Fitness - application to DOT to install bicycle racks at various locations.
WHEREAS, In order to encourage greater use of bicycles by its members, Equinox Fitness has requested that the Department of Transportation install bicycle racks on the sidewalks outside of the Equinox Fitness clubs located at 895 Broadway (between 19th and 20th Streets), East 33rd Street (between Park and Lexington Avenues), and 521 Fifth Avenue (on the northeast corner of 43rd Street); and
WHEREAS, The Department of Transportation has indicated that the width of the sidewalks at each of the requested locations is adequate to accommodate the flow of pedestrians even with the bicycle racks installed; and
WHEREAS, Grand Central Partnership has indicated its support for the site at 521 Fifth Avenue, which is within its district, and has requested that the bicycle racks installed at said location conform to its design standards; and
WHEREAS, Community Board Five supports the installation of bicycle racks in order to encourage use of bicycles as a mode of transportation; therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends approval of the request of Equinox Fitness to install bicycle racks on the sidewalks outside of its clubs located at 895 Broadway (between 19th and 20th Streets), East 33rd Street (between Park and Lexington Avenues), and 521 Fifth Avenue (on the northeast corner of 43rd Street); and be it further
RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends that such bicycle racks conform to the design standards of the Department of Transportation and, to the extent applicable, of the Business Improvement District within which such racks are being installed.
The above resolution passed with a vote of 37 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 abstaining, 1 present not entitled to vote.