Friday, May 9th 7:00 am at Poe
Park (Kingsbridge & Grand Concourse)
7:30 am at the Bronx County Courthouse (161 & Grand Concourse)
On Friday morning, Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrión will bicycle four miles from Poe Park, down the Grand Concourse to the Bronx County Courthouse. At the Bronx County Courthouse, Borough President Carrión will receive the "Friend of City Cyclists" award from Transportation Alternatives. The Borough President's office will provide a special Bike Week breakfast at the courthouse for cyclists.
Bike Week NYC, presented by Transportation Alternatives and the NYC Department of Transportation, is the 12th annual celebration of NYC cycling. The week-long celebration honors the bicycle as a convenient, quick, quiet, clean and community-friendly form of transportation.
"Thanks to a growing Bronx Greenway Path and an increasing number of bike lanes, bicycling is a great way to get around the Bronx year-round," said Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrión. "I encourage everyone to consider biking to work on May 9th as we showcase the health and environmental benefits of bicycling around the Bronx and cross the city."
"On an average weekday, 105,000 cyclists ride in New York City, about 20,000 from The Bronx," said Transportation Alternatives' Projects Director, Noah Budnick. In the past year, The Bronx has benefited from new bike lanes on University Avenue/Edward L. Grant Highway, Saint Ann's Avenue and on Herring and Yates Avenues and new, strong bike racks. "Cycling is booming The Bronx, but there are still important improvements that would make cycling safer and more convenient," Budnick added.
Transportation Alternatives calls on the City to:
1. Reinstate Car-Free Sundays
on the Grand Concourse.
2. Create "traffic calmed" residential streets-especially around schools-to improve safety for children bicycling and walking to school.
3. Provide on-demand building access for any cyclist who works in a City-owned building and wishes to bring their bicycle inside during the workday.