FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 31, 2017
MEDIA CONTACTS: Carole Trottere, Rebecca Cheng, Sam Marksheid, and Vicki DiStefano | (516) 869-7794
Bike Lockers Now Available at Port Washington LIRR Station for Commuters
Lockers will help alleviate car congestion at station; encourage healthier lifestyle
North Hempstead, NY – North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth and Council Member Dina De Giorgio, along with the Port Washington Parking District, are pleased to announce that the Town has secured six bike lockers at the Port Washington Long Island Railroad (LIRR) station from the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT). The lockers are to be used by commuters, in order to help alleviate some car congestion at the station.
“These six bike lockers are a great way to encourage our residents to pursue more environmentally friendly ways to commute to work, while alleviating some parking congestion,” said Supervisor Bosworth. “It also provides a safe and secure place for a cyclist to store a bicycle while at work, knowing that their bicycle is secure and protected from the elements.”
These six bike lockers will hold be open to Port Washington Parking District residents and will be on a first come first serve basis and will be managed by the Port Washington Parking District. Parking District residents will be able to rent lockers on a yearly basis for a small fee of $40 per year, as well as a lock replacement deposit of $40, which is refundable upon return of the keys to the locker. The lockers are not available for use on a daily basis.
These bike lockers were purchased with a grant from NYS DOT 511NY Rideshare program at no cost to the Town.
“It was a pleasure to work with NYS DOT 511NY rideshare to bring these lockers to Port Washington. I will continue to advocate for cost effective and environmentally friendly solutions to parking issues in the Port Washington Parking District,” said Council Member Dina De Giorgio.
For more information on how to use these lockers, please visit www.northhempsteadny.gov or call 311 or (516) 869-6311.