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The NYC Bicycle Access to Office Building Law

By: Katherine Vong - Published: • References: streetsblog.org and nyc.gov
New York’s Department of Transportation and Department of Building have announced that they will be implementing something called the NYC Bicycle Access to Office Building Law. This law aims to encourage more green transportation by helping cyclists secure bike parking at their office buildings.

A press release from the NYC Department of Transportation stated that New York cycling increased by 26% from the previous year and could be greater if cyclists knew their workplaces provided secure bike parking. Although the NYC Bicycle Access to Office Building Law aims to increase cyclists in the city, contradictory actions by the Department have arisen. In fact, it has actually eliminated some bike lanes in Brooklyn, converting them into left-turn lanes for cars.