Quaglione Takes On Citibike Expansion
City Council candidate John Quaglione (R-Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach) met with June Johnson of Community Board 10 to discuss practical solutions for Citibike expansion, while keeping premium parking areas in the 43rd district.
“There is a way to accommodate drivers and bikers, and find a solution without creating more problems for local residents and shop owners.” said Quaglione. “Citibike should be built on sidewalks, not parking spaces, but more importantly bike station sites must be approved by our Community Board.”
Quaglione referenced downtown Brooklyn’s Brownstone community as an area where parking has become increasingly scarce as a result of incorrectly positioned CitiBike stations. While the candidate is in favor of the program, Quaglione insists the community should have a say as to where the cycling stations are allocated throughout the neighborhood.
“Our neighborhoods already suffer from a shortage of parking spaces,” said Quaglione. “Citibike can be a great incentive to reduce traffic and promote a healthy lifestyle, however, our families and businesses that need a car for their livelihood should not have to suffer because of Citibike expansion. If elected to City Council, I will not allow even one parking space to be taken by Citibike.”