New York City’s Bicycle Access Bill is poised to pass in the City Council this week. Intro 871 will amend the City’s administrative code, requiring building owners to provide reasonable ways in which employees may access their building with a bicycle.
More and more businesses are encouraging their employees to bike to work, but frequently, building owners are a major obstacle because they don’t allow bicycles in their buildings, inexplicably citing potential property damage and liability as issues.
Lack of secure bike storage during the workday is frequently cited as a reason for not bike commuting; it’s hoped the new law will eliminate this major deterrent. Now if we can only get similar laws enacted in every city across the country…