West Side / Dyer Ave. Parking Update

Last night, Motorcycle Parking was on the agenda for Manhattan’s Community Board 4 (CB4) Transportation Planning Committee after the abrupt removal of the traditional motorcycle parking on the Dyer Ave. triangle at W35th st. Members of the NYMSTF as well as local riders, residents, and business owners attended to express their opinions and resolve to address motorcycle parking issues.

Jesse Erlbaum spoke and provided the following presentation: West Side Parking Dyer

The following was resolved:

  • Request DOT implement the three motorcycle only parking locations approved in June 2010 but never implemented
    • Southwest corner of W22nd St. & 7th Ave., 28’ or 7 motorcycle &
      scooter spaces. (#1 in handout)
    • Northwest corner of W28th St. & 8th Ave., 24’ or 6 motorcycle &
      scooter spaces. (#2 in handout)
    • 38th st. E of 9th Ave., starting 15’ from the fire hydrant, 24’ or 6
      motorcycle & scooter spaces. (#7 in handout)
  • Request DOT implement two new motorcycle only parking locations:
    • 520 9th Ave. North of bicycle rack. Room for 8 motorcycles. (#4 in handout)
    • 9th Ave., S of 40th st., West side, north of bicycle rack. Room for 7 motorcycles. (#5 in handout)
  • Request to PANYNJ to implement motorcycle only parking North of Dyer Plaza Triangle, across 36th st., suggested by ChekPeds. Room for 12 motorcycles & scooters. Currently Port Authority property; raised, curbed area. (#9 in handout)
  • Request DOT to implement motorcycle only parking at the endcaps of every bicycle corral where striped space is created but there is no room for a car.

The above was approved by all board members, save one abstention and one vote against. We’ll post the full text of the resolution when it becomes available.

Next, the Transportation Planning Committee will present their resolution to the full CB4 board for approval, Wednesday, June 5, 6:30 p.m. 119 Ninth Avenue (betw. 17th and 18th Sts), Fulton Auditorium. This will also be a public hearing and it will be important for riders to come to show their support for the resolution. Finally, it will be up to the DOT to execute the community’s wishes and establish these parking areas.