TIME’S UP! CELEBRATES NEW YORK CITY’S BIKE LANES WITH LOVE YOUR LANE RIDE AND AFTER-PARTY
Riders show their love for bike lane-abiding motorists on Valentine’s Day.
Love Your Lane Ride
When: Saturday, February 14, 7pm
Where: Astor Place
Love Your Lane Ride After-Party
When: Saturday, February 14, 8:30pm
Where: The Autumn Bowl, 73 West Street, Greenpoint, Brooklyn
*This is a Time’s Up! fundraiser – $9.99 to enter.*
New York, NY (January 27, 2009) On Saturday, February 14, Time’s Up! hosts the Love Your Lane Ride and After-Party as part of their year-long Love Your Lanes Campaign which focuses on protecting and celebrating bike lanes.
Time’s Up! has worked for over a decade to convince the city to increase sustainable green infrastructure. In response, the city’s Department of Transportation established the separated Ninth Avenue bike lane in 2007, and has to-date completed 1.75 of a projected 14 miles of separated bike lanes on Kent Avenue in Brooklyn that will stretch from Greenpoint to Sunset Park. However, with newly established bike lanes throughout the city, the NYPD continues to disregard illegally parked vehicles that endanger bike lane users.
In a January 2008 press release Mayor Bloomberg stated that he considered, “…safer streets for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers a matter of public health…that deserves our full attention.” Time’s Up! spokesperson Barbara Ross in response states that, “If the Mayor is serious about making NYC bike-friendly, he needs to direct the NYPD to enforce the laws against parking in the bike lanes.”
Riders participating in the Valentine’s Day Love Your Lane Ride, which begins in Astor Place in Manhattan and concludes with an after-party and fundraiser at The Autumn Bowl in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, will toss roses and show their love and appreciation to respectful motorists parked outside of marked bike lanes.
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TIME’S UP! is a non-profit environmental group that uses educational outreach and direct action to promote a more sustainable, less toxic city.