Council members back bike-to-work day
Photo by David Freedlander
Nothing raises eco-awareness like a City Council member straddling a bicycle.
Tomorrow is "Bike-to-Work Day" (May is national Bike Month, by the way) and to help promote this green initiative, City Hall spokespersons reported earlier that various City Council members would be "straddling their bikes" just outside the gates of City Hall Park along Centre Street today at 11:30 a.m.
The bike roster was:
- John Liu (District 20 - Council Member - Democrat) biked to City Hall from his district in Flushing, Queens
- David Yassky (District 33 - Council Member - Democrat) was supposed to arrive on a bike but walked
This entire week has been designated Bike-to-Work week by the League of American Bicyclists - so if you've got a bike and have always wanted to be one of those traffic-savvy city-dwellers doing your part to reduce smog on a daily basis - there's no time like tomorrow to try it out.
-- Lauren Johnston