walking and public transit.
Indoor Bike Parking
and Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement
March 24, 2004
Legislation requiring bicycle access to freight elevators introduced in City Council
Today, councilmember Adolfo Carrion Jr. introduced legislation to the New York City Council Housing and Buildings committee requiring commercial buildings to make reasonable efforts to provide access to safe storage areas for tenants with bicycles. The goal of the bill is to ensure tenants of commercial buildings may bring their bicycles on freight elevators or are provided with secure bicycle parking.
New York, NY--Transportation
Alternatives-New York City's advocates for cycling, walking and sensible
transportation-and the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council (NYMTC)-the
metropolitan planning organization for the New York City region-have released
Bicycle Parking Solutions: A Resource for Installing Indoor Bicycle Parking, a
step-by-step guide on how to create secure, indoor bike parking for residential
and commercial tenants and lessees. This free publication is available through
Transportation Alternatives and NYMTC-organizations committed to mobility,
Council Member and bicycle advocates begin Bike Week NYC by taking aim at would-be cyclists' biggest obstacle--secure parking
Thursday, May 1st, 1pm, City Hall
On Thursday afternoon, New York City Council Member David Yassky (Greenpoint, Williamsburg, Vinegar Hill, DUMBO, Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill and Park Slope) will announce his recently introduced bill (Intro 458-2003) that would allow New Yorkers to bring bicycles inside the buildings where they live and work. Transportation Alternatives-NYC's advocates for cyclists, pedestrians and sensible transportation-will join Mr. Yassky.
Regardless of your take on Critical Mass—whether you see it as a celebratory call for a less car-centric city, or an illegal, traffic jamming nuisance—one thing is clear: it demonstrates the ever-growing popularity of bicycling and huge public demand for a safer, more bicycle friendly New York City.