5th Avenue is about to get a little more bike-friendly! Some former lollipop-style parking meters are joining their 7th Avenue brethren in the transition into bike racks.
Nicholas Mosquera at the DOT confirms that approximately thirty of the single-space parking meter poles are being converted to bike racks on 5th Avenue this week. It’s a continuation of a citywide project that began years ago, and follows similar installations done on 7th and Flatbush Avenues last month. Earlier this year, the DOT announced it was working with a contractor to convert 12,000 old meters into bike racks.