Honesty will be the watchword during the second National Scooter Day, a nationwide event started in 2017 by America’s Got Bike Magazine to promote the benefits of speed and safety on scooters. NYC cyclists are encouraged to transport their bikes across the city for the National Scooter Day trip this Saturday, May 20, from 6 a.m. to noon.
Speaking of anti-scooter legislation and bike laws being updated all over New York City, NYC took its time updating Bicycle Law and Subway Law to increase safety and make the NYC subways safer for riders. In the spirit of National Scooter Day, NYC unveiled the first Pedestrian Safety Meter on the No. 1 Subway stop, first in a city; first in a city; and an innovative new Bike Map to make it easy for NYC riders to know and track where they are, where they are going, and how they can get back to their destination.
Today, NYC unveiled the first Pedestrian Safety Meter on the No. 1 Subway stop, first in a city; first in a city; and an innovative new Bike Map to make it easy for NYC riders to know and track where they are, where they are going, and how they can get back to their destination.
Aware of how New Yorkers are remembering the memories of National Bike Month, the city led a campaign to feature local scooter names on metro buses, signs, bumper stickers, and in the Greenpoint Apple Store. The plastic trays also feature images of people at the historic “Tom’s Place” site at Greenwich and Grand streets in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
Over 60 of New York City’s public transportation (over 100 stations in NYC) will be closed on National Scooter Day, including the five stations for Straphangers Club: Bus No. 481, 1431 Broadway; 40 Broadway; 1201 Broadway; 43rd Street; and 10th Avenue. The station closures are part of a planning process by NYC to explore new user benefits of NYC Scooters, including giving riders exclusive access to the new Straphangers Club app, and adjusting how they are reimbursed. For more information about the city’s Straphangers Club program, visit www.nyc.gov/scc/.
All things CitybyRider are being treated as a special overnight option on Thursdays until 10 a.m. at Baruch College, 123 East 7th Street in Manhattan, where extra classes are available for those who want to learn to ride a bicycle. The No. 1 Subway stop will be closed on Thursdays to accommodate the festivities, including College students who are part of the Bike Weekly group. The No. 1 subway stop south of 35th Street will be open daily for NYCScooter Day.
To learn more about National Scooter Day, visit www.nycgov.org/scooterday.