I park my bike on this corner near McCarren Park every day, and every day this scooter is here, covered and taking up a full side of a newish city bike rack. Is this okay? I mean, as Greenpointers recently highlighted, there are plenty of regular cyclists who hog the racks, making it so only two bikes can chain up to something designed for four. And scooters are definitely more city appropriate than say, an Expedition. There’s just something sort of…entitled about locking your scooter to a city-installed bike rack and then covering it up, like it’s in a garage or something. It says, “Thanks for subsidizing my leisure!”
Clearly this is not anywhere close to the worst-of-the-worst New York behavior (subway door blockers and pole leaners, I’m looking at you, also anyone who doesn’t pick up their dog’s shit–special place in hell). But is this what the racks are for? Is scooter and motorcycle parking challenging in general? Is this okay?