City Council Expected to Pass Bike Access Bill Today

07/29/2009 8:45 AM |

bike garage, bikesBiking in New York City is slowly but surely becoming less of an insanely suicidal proposition, with new bike lanes going in and, today, the Post predicts that City Council will pass the city’s first bike access bill. It’s nothing too drastic — no bike-share programs, no provisions for the construction of public bike garages (like the one at right), no streets given over only to cyclists and pedestrians — but it does mean that commuting cyclists must be allowed to bring their bikes off the street and into commercial buildings, provided their employer agrees. As always, it’s another step in the right direction, a small step, but a step nonetheless. Read a little more about the bill in this Post piece.