The New York Council passed a bill that changed bicycle access into office buildings effective December 11, 2009.

According to this bill it is the tenant’s responsibility to request in writing (using a form published by the DOT/DOB), that the Building Ownership prepare a bicycle access plan (which we have completed). This request must be made by the company and not the individual. A copy of the request must also be filed with the city agency.

Please use this link, then select for Bikes in Buildings information for office building tenants and subtenants, and under Tenants, select Submit a Tenant Request.

Please note that Paramount Group, Inc. is not required to provide space for bicycles brought into the building or to permit a bicycle to be parked in a manner that violates building or fire codes or any other applicable law, rule or code, or which otherwise impedes ingress or egress to the building.

Tenants are responsible for storing bicycles within their space and will be held accountable for any code violations.

The bill also stipulates that access to tenant floors will be via freight elevator on a first-come, first-served basis during the building’s normal hours of operations. For 31 West 52nd Street this is 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. Bicycles utilizing passenger elevators will be strictly prohibited and enforced. Additionally, there will be charges for bicycles entering/exiting the building during hours outside of normal operation.