On July 31, 2015, September 28, 2015 and July 29, 2016, we blogged on cyclists and cars, bicycle lanes and bicycle safety. Our blog on September 28, 2015 discussed bicycle laws and how Rockland County is increasing bike lanes as well as The City of White Plains. All agree that bike laws make it safer for cyclists and cars. Designating a lane for bicycles separate cyclists from cars and result in less accidents.
In an article in The Journal News on October 17, 2016, by Dan Reiner entitled “New Rochelle delay bike share launch”, New Rochelle City officials anticipated a fall launch for New Rochelle. Bike Share, a program that would allow residents and visitors to rent bicycles from locations around the City just like New York City’s Citi Bike System. Major Noam Bramson says delays and dropping temperatures have pushed back the project to Spring, 2017.
Chris Hall from Marketing and Social Media Coordinator at the development company that heads the project said the setback in building the bike lanes is largely due to the lack of funding. The company is seeking local businesses to sponsor the privately financed project. At present, funding is about half way to the needed total to build the bike lanes.