Judge tosses anti-Citi Bike suit in Brooklyn Heights

Victory marks bike-share's fourth victory over NIMBY complaint

TRD New York /
Mar.March 07, 2014 04:45 PM

Citi Bike has racked up yet another victory against a NIMBY suit looking to dislodge a bike-share station from a spot in front of a New York City co-op building.

Judge Leon Ruchelsman dismissed a suit brought by the owners of 150 Joralemon Street last week in which the plaintiffs complained that the sidewalk bike-share station was “arbitrary and capricious,” according to court documents cited by StreetsBlog. In his decision, Ruchelsman wrote that the Department of Transportation followed its own guidelines and proper safety criteria with the installation of the Citi Bike spot.

Though the suit is the only such anti-Citi Bike measure filed against the program in Brooklyn, several have been filed in Manhattan in recent months. The city has so far prevailed in every settled case, striking down attempts to remove bike-share stations from in front of Petrosino Square, 99 Bank Street and Cambridge House at 175 West 13th Street. At present, only the suit regarding a station in front of The Plaza Hotel remains in limbo. [StreetsBlog]Julie Strickland

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