Streetsblog gives some updates on the IKEA mess. Commenters report that there are no bike racks - I repeat, NO BIKE RACKS at New York City's first IKEA. Perhaps you should call and ask why? 718-246-IKEA (4532)
After all, it turns out that IKEA promised bicycle parking in this interview on WNYC with Sam Schwartz, IKEA’s "traffic guru".
"SCHWARTZ: There will be free ferry service from Wall Street, Pier 11. Two bus lines have been extended to go into Ikea. In addition, Ikea is providing buses to the subway, it’s a free shuttle. Bike riders will have parking.
REPORTER: It’s a public transit experiment, and Schwartz isn’t particularly optimistc: he figures 85 to 90 percent of visitors will come by car. Eventually, he hopes, four in ten will come by bus, boat or bike."