2009-07-31 / Top Stories

Bicycle Access Bill Expected To Pass

Councilmember David Yassky, Councilmember Gale Brewer, Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan, Department of Health Acting Deputy Commissioner Andy Goodman, Transportation Alternatives, and dozens of transportation and public health advocates will gather on the Manhattan side of the Brooklyn Bridge on July 28 at 10:30 a.m. to celebrate the expected passage of the Bicycle Access Bill at Wednesday's Stated Meeting of the City Council.

Yassky's Bicycle Access Bill, introduced in 2006, requires commercial building owners and managers to allow for bicycle entry by employees of building tenants. The bill will not require building owners or managers to create bicycle storage; employees will keep their bicycles in their office upon approval by their respective employers. The legislation will dramatically improve public health, reduce carbon emissions, lead to a more sustainable transportation infrastructure, and provide substantial economic benefits for people who would now be able to get to work for free.

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