Ringing in the '99 season of cycling
It's not just about doughnuts and Frappuccino. During Bike Week, T.A. provides encouragement to cyclists and would-be cyclists. T.A. put our entire staff and tens of volunteers on the streets at 15 events citywide to listen to your concerns and publicize the benefits of cycling in the city. What we heard was that people need secure parking - both on-street and off. Cyclists also want safe places to ride, and bike lanes that are kept clear of double-parked cars. No surprises there, but this year's big plus was that, thanks to Sergeant Danaher of the Manhattan Traffic Task Force Bicycle Unit, cyclists were joined by bike officers. The police bike unit was a welcome addition to Bike Week and created a rare sense of camaraderie between officers and their civilian counterparts. T.A. is applying for Federal Transportation Funds with the hope we can make Bike Week bigger, better and more effective. Thanks to all for participating and making Bike Week '99 a success - here's to an even better Bike Week 2000.
Special appreciation to . . .
and our sponsors . . .
and our friends . . .
and City officials . . .
We're turning here! The
Thursday Night Brooklyn Bike Commuter Ride began during bike week to provide a
safe group ride from the Bridge to Prospect Park. Join them at 6 pm Thursdays
at Tillary and Adams St. just off the Brooklyn Bridge. Psst! The Brooklyn
Committee continues the fight for a car-free Prospect Park and is doing lots
more in Brooklyn, but we need your help too! Contact T.A. to get involved.
Bright, in more ways than one: at the Manhattan Borough President's breakfast, this cyclist signed in; the Borough President's staff also collected signatures supporting a Second Avenue Subway.
Ready to ride - almost: NYPD's Sgt. Danaher refuels; Bicycle Unit Officers were on hand throughout the week to answer questions and mingle with city riders.
The bridge commute never
looked so good: at Bike Week's new Brooklyn Bridge location, cyclists picked
up bells courtesy of the Brooklyn Borough President's office.
Share breakfast too: Many in The Bronx Borough President's breakfast crowd were decked out in Share the Road vests, provided by the BP, City DOT and distributed by T.A. throughout the week.