May/June 1999, p.12

Dress Down, Bike In, Feel Good

Bronx bicycle commuting will be getting an official boost on Friday, May 21, when Bronx Borough President Fernando Ferrer announces "Dress Down, Bike In" Fridays. As part of his ongoing commitment to promoting cycling in the Bronx, Ferrer's office is encouraging several major Bronx employers to incorporate "Bike In Friday" to their existing "Dress-down Friday" policies. The lack of adequate changing facilities is often cited as a key deterrent to cycling to work. The program will help employers to institute bike-commuting programs. Ferrer will make the announcement after leading Bronx bike commuters down the Grand Concourse to the Bronx's Bike to Work Day Breakfast at the County Courthouse on May 21.

Bronx employers who are interested in "Dress Down, Bike In," Fridays should call Doris Quinones of the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation (BOEDC) at 718-590-BRONX. New Commuters can call the bilingual telephone information line set up by The Bronx Chapter of Transportation Alternatives for help in mapping out individual bike routes for interested employees. Call 718-653-2203.