Bike Share Blamed for $475 in Parking Tickets

Written by NYPress on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown.

A New York University graduate student was hit with $475 in parking fines after workers moved her car to an illegal spot while clearing space for New York City’s new bike-share program.

The New York Post reports that Patricia Preston left her car at a legal parking place in Manhattan on April 30.

When she went to move it, her car was gone and a Citi Bike rack was in its place.

Preston said there was no sign warning her that the bike rack was coming.

The city charged her $220 for towing and she got three other tickets, two for $95 and one for $65.

She got the charges dismissed in traffic court Friday but is angry she had to fight the tickets.

The bike-share program started last week.

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