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    There's going to be almost zero new revenue coming in during the winter, that's why you launch in late spring / early summer to collect as many annuals as possible

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    I don't think that cost will be an issue. If you use it 8 months of the year and ride once a week, it comes out to $3 a ride.

    It will make or break over fare collection.

    Statisticians in Copenhagen have produced a chart of bike-share complaints.


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    It looks like:


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    I rode a citibike from 1st Ave 44th St. to Broadway 26th St. - a dangerous, annoying and generally unpleasant experience.. If one rides anywhere other than the dense traffic areas in midtown, that is a bit more manageable.

    What's that common refrain about NYC bike share: this isn't Copenhagen....that's for sure.
    http://www.copenhagencyclechic.com/

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    Havemeyer Park and Brooklyn Bike Park Open This Friday

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    This Friday there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony for Havemeyer Park and Brooklyn Bike Park, the interim uses for Two Trees’ Domino Sugar Factory Site E in Williamsburg. Over the past few months, Ride Brooklyn has transformed the 55,000-square-foot vacant lot on Kent Avenue between South 3rd and South 4th streets into a family-friendly bike course. The space also includes a community farm, bilingual reading room, community green space, space for local food vendors, and a variety of seasonal programming including kids days, yoga classes, and urban farming classes. The space will be open to the community until Two Trees begins construction on the massive residential project next year. Elected officials, community leaders, and reps from Havemeyer Park, Brooklyn Bike Park, and Two Trees will be on hand to help celebrate the opening at 11 am, at the southwest corner of South 3rd Street and Wythe Avenue.

    Dirt Bike Track Going in Domino Site
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    Default Raising Bucks for Bikes in Brooklyn

    Bucks for Bikes ...


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    I think it is very cool... unfortunately two things come to mind.

    In a time where we will not allow swingsets and slides over 5' tall for fear of injuring our poor fragile children (and being subsequently sued over it), we are somehow allowing skate and bike parks?

    Second is, cost of maintenance.... Those LOOK like dirt roll/knolls there. Given fair use, they will not last more than a season and may need maintenance even more often than that.....$

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    I don't see how that park will be able to open on Friday. This is it right now:

















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    Ribbon Cutting & Ceremonial Opening is a far different animal than being fully open for public use.

    Friday is the day for politicians to show up, get photos and capitalize on that prior to the September Primary.

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    Newly laid sod shouldn't be trod upon for a month or more, at the very least.

    But it will look nice in photos on Friday.

    This whole installation is a PR move by Two Trees, hoping to win over locals for their big plan at Domino (including the big development for this block).

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    Do I see pathetic garden hoses and temporary sprinkler heads laying around? They know it's 90 degrees right? Every blade should be watered AT LEAST once a day for the next month.

    Can't believe there isn't a permanent sprinkler system in there.

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    But that ^ would have cost some real money.

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    Isn't it just for a year?

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