Monday, March 9, 2009

Reply from Central Services....



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From: Office of the Mayor
Date: Mon, Mar 9, 2009 at 12:13 PM
Subject: Responding to your message


Dear Mr. Drunk And In Charge:

Thank you for sharing your thoughts and concerns about bicycling in New York City. Our Administration supports legislation that would require large commercial buildings to make provisions for bicycle storage either on site or reasonably nearby, and we appreciate your writing with your input on the subject.

Our Administration is committed to increasing ridership throughout the five boroughs through our ongoing Bicycle Network Development Project. Since the Project's inception, we've developed 400 miles of bicycle lanes, routes, and car-free greenways, and we plan to complete another 200 miles of new vehicle-free bike paths, on-street striped lanes, and signed routes by the end of 2009. As part of our continuing CITYRACKS program, we'll also install 1,200 on-street bicycle racks by the end of 2009. Because of initiatives like these, we've already seen a 35 percent increase in bicyclists between 2007 and 2008 alone-and this is only the first step.

As part of our PlaNYC initiative, we will improve conditions and expand opportunities for bicyclists even further by dramatically accelerating the implementation of the 1,800-mile bike lane master plan so that the entire system is in place before 2030. Please know that we are committed to building on the progress we've already achieved by making it even easier, safer, and more enjoyable to bike in a greener, greater New York. Thanks again for writing and happy cycling!


Sincerely,
Michael R. Bloomberg
Mayor

2 comments:

Krista said...

Very cool! I hope all of those provisions go through, it sounds really nice.

Larry L. said...

I know you are in NY, and Oregon may seem so far away. But please send you love and support to help up us fight an upcoming bill proposing a $54 charge to register each bicycle.

Here is a link to the bill:
http://www.leg.state.or.us/09reg/measures/hb3000.dir/hb3008.intro.html

BikePortland.org opposes:
http://bikeportland.org/2009/03/10/bta-issues-formal-opposition-to-bike-registration-bill/