T.A. Hits the Streets:
Bike Week 2000
Thirty events packed the Bike
Week 2000 schedule æ everything from a bike tour of the best bakeries with
sticky buns, to a movie screening of We are Traffic, a critical mass
documentary. The events were packed with cyclists who had a lot to say about
tough biking conditions on city streets. Overwhelmingly, they lamented
increasing car traffic and the difficulty of finding secure bike parking where
they work. These obstacles to everyday cyclists are nothing new; neither are
the City's lackluster efforts to overcome them.
This year, seven businesses
participated in T.A.'s Commuter Challenge. The Challenge was a competition to
see who had the most bike commuters on Friday May 19, National Bike to Work
Day. Winners will be treated to a Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream office party.
Henry Street Settlement
New York Life Insurance Company
The Sam Schwartz Company
And the winners are...
Class A (1-250 employees)-Gorp.com
Class C (501-1000)-US EPA
Class E (5000 and up)-NY Life Insurance Co.
Big thanks to...
All of the loyal, T.A. volunteers, with special thanks to Volunteer Bike Week
Coordinator Ruth Rosenthal. Her ceaseless dedication to cycling in NYC makes
Bike Week what it is.
EMS, Clif Bar, Pick-a-Bagel on 57th Street, Starbucks, Krispy Kreme, New York
Greenmarkets, Bluestockings Bookstore, Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream, Paragon
Sporting Goods, Brooklyn Brewery Dempsey's Bar and The Gap.
The Elected Officials:
Special thanks to The Bronx Borough President Fernando Ferrer for not only
attending the breakfast, but also leading a ride down the Grand Concourse to
the event. Manhattan Borough President Borough President C. Virginia Fields
and Ethel Sheffer from her office showed their support, as did Queens Borough
President Claire Shulman and Deputy Borough President Peter Magnani. Thanks
also to Daniel Jacobs, who represented Staten Island Borough President Guy
Molinari, and also to Chris Boyd of Brooklyn Borough President Howard Golden's
TIME'S UP!, Five Borough Bike Club, The Weekday Cyclists, Recycle-A-Bicycle,
Fast and Fab Cycling Team, and NY Cycling Club
Commuter of the Month: Stephen Balser
Neighborhood: Park Slope
Occupation: Owner "Art in Construction," an interior installations
the Bike Week Web site.