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This Friday: Bicycle Access Law Takes Effect

3:26 PM EST on December 7, 2009

bikes_7_world_trade.jpgBicycles inside Silverstein Properties' 7 World Trade Center. Photo: Transportation Alternatives.

It's been almost 120 days since the Bicycle Access Bill was signed into law, which means that this Friday, December 11, the law will actually take effect. If you work in an office building (with a freight elevator) where bikes are currently banned, you'll be able to officially request access under the aegis of the Bicycle Access Law.

How does it work? Luckily, other people have done the legwork and put together some nice guides to the new law.

Once employees start asking for bike access to their buildings, it will be interesting to see how landlords and building managers respond. Who will grant access when it's requested, and who will stubbornly cling to the belief that bicycles don't belong inside?

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