Owners May Have to Allow Bicycles onto Elevators

Under legislation recently introduced in the City Council, residential buildings would not be allowed to block tenants from bringing their bicycles into their apartments. The proposal is sponsored by Transportation Committee Chairman Ydanis Rodriguez (D-Manhattan) and follows up on a 2009 law that required commercial landlords of buildings with freight elevators to allow cyclists to bring their bikes into offices.

Rodriguez said his proposal targets all residential buildings with any kind of elevator. Transportation advocates support the bill, saying a lack of security for bike storage keeps many New Yorkers from commuting on two wheels.