Action Alert: Tell John Liu to Support Better Bike Commuting in NYC

An important heads up for our New York readers: Before you start grilling this weekend, make sure you sign on to TA’s campaign urging John Liu to support the Bicycle Access Bill.
Pretty much everyone from Mayor Bloomberg on down expected the bill to
clear Liu’s transportation committee this week and gain passage in the
City Council. Didn’t happen.

If Liu lets the bill come up for a vote,
we’re looking at a watershed moment for bike commuting in New York. If
he doesn’t, it will be a major blow to PlaNYC’s vision of a
bike-friendly city, and the collective record of transportation
committee chairs
everywhere will somehow sink even lower.

ALSO ON STREETSBLOG

Take Action: Tell John Liu to Support the Bicycle Access Bill

|
Last September, John Liu stood on the steps of City Hall to support bicycle access to buildings. Will he follow through on that commitment? This email alert from Transportation Alternatives just hit our inbox. The Bicycle Access Bill (Intro 871, sponsored by David Yassky), is scheduled for a City Council committee hearing tomorrow and possibly […]

John Liu Stalls Bicycle Access Bill in Committee

|
A few months ago, John Liu was all for bikes in buildings. After months of negotiations and fine-tuning, the Bicycle Access Bill was expected to come up for a vote in the City Council this afternoon. Despite the support of Mayor Bloomberg and 29 co-sponsors, that’s not going to happen. For many thousands of cyclists, […]

John Liu: Halting Bike Access Bill Not a Political Move

|
Does anyone believe that John Liu’s position on bicycle access to buildings has remained consistent since last September? We’ve got an update about the petition drive urging Council member John Liu to hold a vote on the Bicycle Access Bill in his committee: It’s got people fired up. From Crain’s Insider: A cycling advocacy group […]

Bikes in Buildings: So Easy, So Effective

|
Front row l-r: Tish James, Paul Steely White, John Liu, David Yassky. Photo: Mike Infranco. With the fallout from Wall Street taking a toll on city coffers, Mayor Bloomberg has a lot of tough calls to make. The "Bikes in Buildings" bill [PDF] is not one of them. It’s a lay-up — a simple rule […]

Movement on Bicycle Access Bill: New Version Appears in City Council

|
A new version of the Bicycle Access Bill has been placed on legislators’ desks at City Hall, indicating that votes in the Transportation Committee and the full City Council are likely later this month, according to multiple sources tracking the bill’s progress. The revised bill, which would require building managers to provide bicycle access to […]