2007-01-11 Bike Lane Celebration

EVENT ADVISORY

Contacts:   Ben Shepard 917.586.7952
                    Barbara Ross 917.494.8164

BICYCLE CLOWNS CELEBRATE NYC’S NEWEST, ONE-OF-KIND, PHYSICALLY SEPARATED BIKE LANE ON 9TH AVENUE

 

 

 

Bicycle Clown Brigade “Tickets” Motor Vehicles Parked Illegally in Bike Lanes

 

Time’s Up! Bike Lane Liberation Ride & Celebration
Saturday, November 3rd

1:30 PM - Bike Lane Liberation Ride
Leaves from Time's Up! Space
49 East Houston Street, between Mott & Mulberry

3:00 PM - Bike Lane Celebration
At 9th Avenue bike lane @ 16th Street
Will include theatrical ribbon cutting ceremony, dancing and champagne toast to the new lane.

New York, NY (Nov 1, 2007) -- On Saturday, November 3rd, Time’s Up! Bicycle Clown Brigade, made up of bicyclists dressed like clowns, will be “ticketing” motor vehicles that violate NYC traffic law Section 4-08 (e), which explicitly prohibits parking, standing or stopping in bike lanes and holds a $115 fine. The clowns will draw attention to what they believe the NYPD should be doing: enforcing the laws that protect bicyclists.

The Bike Lane Liberation ride ends with celebration at the new 9th Avenue bike lane that runs from 23rd to 16th Street. In the new bike lane, cyclists are physically separated from motor vehicle traffic by a lane of parked cars.

“We applaud the new DOT Commissioner’s commitment to improved bicycle infrastructure. Now it is up to the NYPD to enforce the law and keep the bike lanes clear of motor vehicles,” says Time’s Up! spokesperson Judy Ross.

Click Here for additional information on Bike Clown Brigade:

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TIME'S UP! is a non-profit environmental group that has been using educational outreach and direct action for the last 20 years to promote a more sustainable, less toxic city. Photo by Tomas Melchor