STATEN ISLAND — The city wants to rent bikes at parks around Staten Island.
"There are few better ways to experience New York City and its parks than via bicycle," Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver said in a statement.
"Staten Island is a borough rich in parks, greenways and bicycle paths. It is the ideal setting for a bicyclist to exercise while enjoying the borough’s many diverse resources."
The city wants the rentals to be put in place at the St. George Ferry Terminal, Fort Wadsworth, Miller Field, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and the Conference House Park. Any other future locations in the borough will have to be approved by the Parks Department or National Park Service.
Despite many public paths, including a 3.3 mile one built last year, the borough currently has no place to rent bikes in a park.
The deadline to submit proposals is on March 21, 2016, at 3 p.m. and Parks will hold a meeting on the RFP on March 2, 2016, at 12 p.m. at Room 407 of the Arsenal, 830 Fifth Ave. in Central Park.