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NYC Ghost Bikes Under Attack

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The Sanitation Department in New York City forwarded a proposal to remove all “ghost bikes” attached to street signs. They stood as a memorial to cyclists killed by cars but with the drafting of the new city plan, they just might be voted to be cleared away.

The victims’ families and friends were devastated upon learning the news. The proposed removal of the ghost bikes also includes bikes that have been abandoned by owners as well as junk bicycles. The inclusion of the junk bikes was spurred by complaints of neighbors as reported by the head of the agency’s cleaning unit, Michael Bellew.

There will be a public hearing on the bike proposal on July 20th at 125 Worth St., Room 819, from 9:30am to 11:30am. Should the proposal pass, implementation will begin in September. Warning stickers will be posted on the bikes to give the owners ample time to rescue the…

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Bike Commuters Gain Support in New York City

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Cyclists in New York city are getting a new incentive to cycle to work, as a new law has come into effect. The law says that bicycles can be carried in freight elevators for workers in tower blocks, so they don’t have to leave their bike locked up down at the street. Employees can utilize this new law by calling for the implementation of a Bicycle Access Plan, which the company must follow unless they are exempt for certain reasons, such as there not being a freight lift, or safety hazards. This new law is part of the city’s efforts to get more people biking to work. If employees have a convenient way to lock up their bikes and store them, they are more likely to cycle to work. “A lack of secure bike access and parking at the office is one of the biggest…

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