Greenpoint, October, 2015

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Ride on the Wall of Death One More Time

Future site of Velo City (Courtesy New York Times)
The largest gift for a park in New York City's? $40 million for an indoor cycling track, aka, velodrome, to be constructed in Brooklyn Bridge Park, just below the BQE. Well, it's your money Joshua P. Rechnitz. If the idea of peddling around a 200-meter inclined track gets your heart racing, go for it. Too bad you're not a squash nut--imagine how many state-of-the-art public squash courts you could fit into the same space.

Here's a design idea: Make the fieldhouse a large glass box. Build the track so that one of its straightaways is level with the BQE travel lanes. Then, drivers stuck in traffic could watch incredibly fit cyclists zip  around the track. And cyclists could enjoy the idea of passing the same cars over and over and over and over and over...

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