Chuck Schumer Bike Lane Appreciation Day
I am declaring today, Tuesday, February 15th, “Chuck Schumer Bike Lane Appreciation Day.” Here are some tips for celebrating:
- “Like” and then post a comment on Senator Chuck Schumer’s Facebook Wall telling him how you feel about his involvement with Neighbors for Better Bike Lanes and their efforts to remove the Prospect Park West Bike Lane. Don’t just comment on or like someone else’s post. Post your own.
- Send Senator Schumer an email.
- Call his New York City office at 212-486-4430.
- Write him a good, old fashioned, pen-and-paper letter. His NYC office address: 757 Third Avenue, Suite 17-02, New York, NY 10017
In any communication, be polite and focus on the positive elements of the PPW traffic calming project. For a quick how-to in effective letter writing, I suggest watching this TED video from Omar Ahmad.
Like the Jewish holidays, this one will be celebrated for two days. You can continue your observance into Wednesday, February 16th.
If this takes off, I hope we can hold the first big CSBL Day celebration event on the Prospect Park West Bike Lane itself. Chuck is sure to attend, since we know how much he and Iris love biking!
UPDATE: In observance of Chuck Schumer Bike Lane Appreciation Day The Brooklyn Paper has an excellent rundown of the connections between Senator Schumer and Neighbors for Better Bike Lanes’ pro-bono attorney Jim Walden.