Police were watching when a thief used a saw to cut through a bike lock outside Atlantic Terminal Mall.
The DOT plans to add new lighting and install signage to ward off rogue cyclists in the passageway.
Police aren't going after teen riders, saying they'd have to be arrested rather than written summonses.
Safety is essential when you're on your bike, but you may as well look good while you're at it.
The Franklin Avenue bike lane is set to stretch from Atlantic Avenue to Empire Boulevard.
The giveaway will occur from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, before this weekend's "Bike the Branches" tour.
DOT plans to add new bike lanes along the FDR Drive, First Avenue and several cross streets.
Many docks are often empty as the bike program pulls cycles out of the system.
Bloomberg's friends asked him to have bike stations moved away from their homes, emails show.
Peloton Cycle plans to open a studio on West 23rd Street by March.
The former mayor first closed the Central Park street to traffic in 1966.
A plan is in place to move bikes and dig out docking stations, the DOT said.
Some bikers were dismayed to find the bike dock had vanished.
Worksman Cycles, founded in the city in 1898, touts itself as the oldest bike manufacturer in America.
The stations are causing congestion and blocking seniors from accessing the street, the board said.
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