Walking, driving or biking in the neighborhood, you may have noticed an increase in the number of safety vests worn by delivery bikers. This is in large part a result of my BikeSafe program, designed to empower residents through partnership to play a role in making their own neighborhood safer.
The steps of the BikeSafe program are as follows:
1. Educational Forum: We delivered free Safety Vests, bells and lights for the 80 stores that RSVPed and attended.
2. More Safety Vests: If you see or receive a bike delivery from a person with NO safety vest displaying business name and ID number, report it to the business, 311 and my office.
3. Report Unsafe Biking: If you see wrong way or unsafe biking, remember the business name and identification number from the safety vest then report it to the store, 311 and my office. Tell the store that you can wait longer for deliveries so bikes can be slower and safer for everyone.
4. Enforcement: When you call 311, DOT and NYPD will be notified and will take the appropriate steps to resolve the issue.