Petition DOT for Motorcycle-Only Parking on the West Side

Action Alert!
Motorcycle-Only Parking
in the West Village & Hell’s Kitchen

Community Boards 2 and 4 in Manhattan have approved of eleven motorcycle- and scooter-only parking spots throughout the West Village and Hell’s Kitchen. However, the NYC DOT has refused to implement all but two of them. The NYMSTF is trying to put the pressure on DOT to install the signage that New York’s communities have voted for.

We need you to write the Commissioner of the DOT and request that the motorcycle-only pilot parking program be implemented.

1. E-mail NYC DOT Commissioner Jeanette Sadik-Khan and Manhattan DOT Commissioner Margaret Forgione

2. Write the commissioner a letter:

Margaret Forgione
Manhattan Borough Commissioner
59 Maiden Lane, 35th Floor
New York, New York  10038

3. Tell your friends and fellow riders about it by giving them this link or sharing it on Facebook, Google+, and Twitter. (links at top of page)

Edit the message below to your liking but remain respectful:

Dear Commissioner,

Please promptly implement the motorcycle parking pilot areas that have already been approved by Manhattan Community Boards 2 and 4.

Motorcycles and scooters are a practical and efficient means of transportation and are an essential element of mobility and logistics in the modern urban environment.


Winter Motorcycle Storage

Winter Storage
snowy bike
For those of you who aren’t 12-month commuters, you’ll need to find a place to stow your bike for hibernation. We’ve surveyed some local shops to give you a pricing guide. At minimum, you’ll get an indoor or outdoor spot for your bike. Some offer added services like battery tending, fluid top-offs, oil changes, and a spring cleaning/detailing.Brooklyn Moto, N Williamsburg $400 Nov-Mar or Dec-Apr
Brooklyn Motor Works, Red Hook: $120/mo
Cycle Therapy, East Harlem: $129/mo, free pickup
Dymond Motorsports – Eastchester, Bronx $70/mo
Machina Cycles, Park Slope – $125/mo Dec-Apr, w/outlet
Motogrrl, Williamsburg – $100-$175/mo, winterization available
Primoto, Long Island City – $150/mo w/tender, gear storage
Rockwell Cycles – $350 Nov-Apr w/outlet
Speer Yamaha, Passaic NJ, $45/mo + $95 prep, winterization
Works Engineering, N Williamsburg, $125/moIf there’s anyone else out there, add it to our Shop Database!

Still, be aware that a 4-month break from riding will absolutely dull your skills. Take it from the local government of Devon, U.K.

Secret Life of Bikers: Hibernation
Secret Life of Bikers: Hibernation

The November newsletter will have Winter Riding Tips for those of you ready to brave the cold.