Tomorrow: Bike to Work With Janette Sadik-Khan [Updated]

bike_to_work_day.jpgFriday is National Bike to Work Day, and to celebrate, Transportation Alternatives will have coffee, snacks and commuter bags for cyclists at six locations — two in Manhattan and four on East River bridges.

T.A. will be educating bicyclists about civic riding on NYC streets, and helping riders team up with buddies who share their commute.

This year, the NYC Department of Transportation will be leading an escorted ride for bike commuters from Brooklyn’s Grand Army Plaza to Midtown Manhattan. Led by DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan, the ride will stop at T.A.’s City Hall bike commuter support station, where bike commuters from across the city will gather to celebrate National Bike to Work Day at a press conference.

TA’s City Hall presser is scheduled for 8:00. See the Bike Month NYC web site for a complete calendar of upcoming events.

TA estimates that 185,000 New Yorkers commute by bike each day. DOT found that city bike commuting increased by 35 percent between 2007 and 2008. 

Follow the jump for specifics on all of TA’s commuter support stations, and be ready to tell everyone about your ride in tomorrow.

Update from DOT: The Sadik-Khan ride will begin at Grand Army Plaza and Union Street, departing at approximately 7:30 a.m. All are welcome.

  • City Hall Park, corner of Chambers and Centre Streets
  • Williamsburg Bridge, landing at the top of the incline from the Bedford Avenue entrance
  • Queensboro Bridge, entrance to the bike path, Queens Plaza North and Crescent Street
  • Brooklyn Bridge, beneath the Brooklyn tower, mid-bridge
  • Manhattan Bridge, plaza at Manhattan entrance to the bike path
  • Madison Square, pedestrian plaza at Broadway and 23rd Street
  • qualcosaltro

    Thanks for this. I do work with DOT often but didn’t know about this, and it’s cool and something I will pass on to people who will participate.

    Memo to the editors — this is *relevant*, or dare I say, “blogging at its best.” To the point, well-linked, and informative about something specific and interesting (and a break from hearing about Portland for the millionth time). And Brad Aaron didn’t go into how fabulous the event will be since he (or rather, Naparstek) will be there. Well done.

    Also, hopefully you’ll tweet this.

  • I will be biking to my summer job as usual, first riding with my friend to her high school uptown. There has been a food vender blocking the bike lanes with his cart infront of Lagaurdia high school for almost a month now. I asked him to move it a mere 3 feet over to open up the racks – I’ll see if he decided it was worth his time.

  • (sorry, I meant bike RACKS, not bike LANES) wish there was an edit function..

  • Clarence Eckerson Jr.

    Come on by – Streetfilms will be shooting!

  • The Bronx event was today and a good number of people came! Including Ruben Diaz Jr. our new brought president. Hope we can get some photos up of that… It was a charming event.

  • anon

    qualcosaltro:

    If you don’t like the blog, start your own.

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