Last week New York Bike lawyers got to help #bikeCUNY and Citi Tech celebrate "bike to work day". See the post below from BikeCUNY and its founder Alevtina (Allie) Verbovetskaya.
Bringing bikeCUNY to City Tech
May means two things to me: National Bike Month and final exams. This year, National Bike to Work Week fell on the same week that finals began at CUNY. I took this opportunity to set up a bike/bikeCUNY table on my campus (City Tech) during club hours: Thursday, May 17, between 12:45 and 2:15 PM.
I couldn’t man the table (I was teaching a class from 1 to 2:30 PM) so I just put up a “Take one (of each)!” sign and let the masses have at it. The photo you see here was taken about 30 minutes after I initially brought the table outside the library doors. As you can see, it looked pretty empty even then! (There was a heap of buttons in front of the “take one” sign. In the photo, only two are visible. Everyone loves a button!)
This is what I had available for students to take away:
- 20 NYC cycling maps (courtesy of Transportation Alternatives)
- 20 Biking Rules handbooks (courtesy of Transportation Alternatives)
- 20 bikeCUNY buttons (made possible by the City Tech Library button press)
- 10 red taillights (courtesy of Flanzig & Flanzig)
- 20 reflective neon stickers (courtesy of Flanzig & Flanzig)
- 10 info cards about the NYC Bike Crash app (courtesy of Flanzig & Flanzig)
- 10 leaflets about safe cycling in NYC (courtesy of Flanzig & Flanzig)
- 20 flyers for tonight’s event at Red Lantern Bikes (designed by the talented Sara Greene)
- Information for entering a contest to win a bikeCUNY t-shirt
All that was left when I brought the table in at 5 PM was one lonely map. So while I’m sorry I couldn’t be present to give the things away and spread the bike love, I’m very glad that students were interested and felt free to grab up the bike-related goodies.