The Plaza Hotel thinks NYC’s bike share is an “eyesore”
Every time you think people are catching on to the fact that biking is good for cities, you hear a story like this one. The storied Plaza Hotel is suing New York City and Citibank for having the audacity to install a bike share station across the street.
The row of bright-blue Citi Bikes that now stands across from the hotel along Grand Army Plaza is an affront to both architecture and city drivers, according to the suit.
“The bicycle rack is not only an eyesore, stuck squarely in between two of the city’s most famous designated landmarks, but it came at the expense of a full lane of traffic,” the suit claims.
OK, we’re a little confused. The city builds a bike share station right across from your hotel, providing a great service to your guests, at no cost to you … and that’s a problem?
Plaza wants Citi Bikes outs, New York Post.