NYC’s Bike Share Wins First Legal Challenge

NEW YORK (AP) -

New York City’s bike-sharing program won the first legal challenge against it Thursday when a state Supreme Court judge ruled against a group of neighbors and businesses that sued the city over a Citi Bike docking station in a lower Manhattan park.

Friends of Petrosino Square and others argued the station should’ve been shifted to an on-street car-parking area across the street since the station disrupted an area dedicated to public art.

But Judge Cynthia Kern ruled the bike station was appropriate for the park and the decision to place it there was rational after alternative locations proved unrealistic.