Monday: Testify for a Bicycle Access Bill With Teeth

On Monday, the City Council transportation committee will hold its second hearing on the Bicycle Access Bill (Intro 871). There’s a lot at stake: For many would-be bike commuters, the lack of a secure place to lock up is what keeps them from riding to work. A law that requires landlords to let bikes inside if a tenant requests access would go a long way toward eliminating that barrier.

The last time we checked in, the bill had some worrisome provisions in its exemption mechanism. Building owners could skirt the requirement by providing "sheltered bike parking," which doesn’t necessarily mean "secure bike parking."

The hearing gets underway at 10 a.m. at City Hall. If you’d like to speak up about the need to make this bill as strong as possible, Transportation Alternatives is organizing testimony. Check the latest issue of TA’s StreetBeat for details.

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