Magazine article Journal of Property Management

Buildings Get Bike Friendly

Magazine article Journal of Property Management

Buildings Get Bike Friendly

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New York Times

Driven by demand as well as a city mandate, New York building owners and developers are carving out bicycle rooms for residents to store what for some has become their transportation mode of choice. These state-of-the-art spaces often have their own entrances, saving wear-and-tear on the building's lobby and passenger elevators. The best bike rooms also offer their own gear by way of pumps and repair stands and even hooks for hanging helmets. In the city's fanciest buildings, porters and door attendants act as bike valets. "People come to an open house and ask, 'Do you have a gym, a roof deck, a doorman?"' said David Maundrell III, executive vice president for Brooklyn and Queens of new development for Citi Habitats. "Now they also ask, 'Do you have a bike room?"' The amenity has proven so popular that there are waiting lists for a number of the city's bike rooms. …

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