Business News
Environmental News

Bike Friendly Business? Get Certified

• Bookmarks: 47


February 16, 2021

GET CERTIFIED AS A BIKE-FRIENDLY NEW YORK BUSINESS

Bicyclists are good business, especially in Empire State Trail Towns.

The following article is from the Tarrytown Environmental Advisory Council. To learn more about the council visit tarrytownenvironmental.org.

Bike Friendly New York logoNow that the Tarrytown has both the Shared-Use Path across the Mario M. Cuomo Bridge* and the state-spanning Empire State Trail — not to mention the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail, the spur trails around the lakes area and the Riverwalk — it’s a pretty compelling argument: Tarrytown is a genuine hub for bicycle tourism.

Advertisement
Rotary Duck Derby in Tarrytown

Parks & Trails New York is rewarding and certifying businesses that offer accommodations to bicyclists, from bike racks out front to healthy, locally-sourced food. Certified bike-friendly businesses, per the website, value their cyclist customers and strive to provide the kinds of services they need.

The “Bike-Friendly” designation has been awarded along the Erie Canal way, but is now open to other businesses across the state. TEAC would love to see certified Bike-Friendly decals in many of the windows of Tarrytown’s Main Street-Broadway businesses. We already know we’re “bike-friendly”!

From the Parks & Trails website:

How to Get Certified:

  1. Review program requirements
  2. Fulfill required criteria and bike friendly amenities or services for your business category
  3. Complete the online application
  4. Your application will be reviewed and you may be contacted with further questions
  5. Receive your certification packet, and put up your BFNY decal (and optional signage)

There is no cost to participate in the BFNY program. Certification is good for three years. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

All BFNY-certified businesses will receive a window decal and have the option to purchase durable exterior signage. Certified businesses will be highlighted in a number of ways, including being listed on CycletheErieCanal.com.”

“Bike ‘friendliness’ is a not a yes or no matter. Businesses don’t have to offer every amenity or make expensive additions to be certified – a business may already be bike friendly and not even know it! There are small, incremental modifications and ways to better welcome bicyclists to an establishment.”

To Apply:
online application

Share the News!
Advertisement
Andrea Martone - Westchester and Rivertowns Real Estate - Houlihan Lawrence agent

Irvington Student Wins International Film Award

By Hannah Lustyik-- Kate Abrams, a seventh grader from Irvington Middle School, has won an inaugural international film competition. The...
Read More

June 2021 TEAC News

NEWS OF THE MONTH FROM THE TARRYTOWN ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORY COUNCIL   JUNE 2021 WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT _____________________ This month,...
Read More

The 145th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Visits Lyndhurst

By Steve Sears--- The Westminster Kennel Club has selected one of the most beautiful locations in America to hold its...
Read More

State Police Find No Crime in Harassment Investigation Involving Sleepy Hollow Teacher

By Brianna Staudt-- New York State Police confirmed Thursday they opened, and then closed, an aggravated harassment investigation into a...
Read More

Groundbreaking Held for Affordable Housing Project at YMCA Facility

By Rick Pezzullo---  A ceremonial groundbreaking was held Wednesday for an affordable housing development on the grounds of the YMCA...
Read More

Sleepy Hollow High Girls’ Lacrosse Squad Makes School History

By Tom Pedulla-- The success of the Sleepy Hollow High School girls’ lacrosse program, which closed the regular season with...
Read More

Irvington Board Enacts North Broadway Re-Zoning Plan That Favors Moderate And Affordable Housing

By Barrett Seaman— After nearly three hours of public hearings, dominated largely by neighbors opposed to the density of its...
Read More

Greenburgh Petition Aims To Slow Edgemont Incorporation Campaign

By Sue Treiman— Greenburgh officials fired off the latest salvo in the battle over Edgemont’s proposed incorporation Saturday when political...
Read More

Villages Face A Host Of Decisions On Legalized Marijuana

By Barrett Seaman— As of April 1st, it is legal in New York State for adults 21 and over to...
Read More

The Receptacle Project: An Artistic Work in Progress

By James Carsey-- The Receptacle Project, created by Dobbs Ferry artist Harriet Cherry Cheney, doesn’t quite fit into one particular...
Read More
47 recommended
845 views
bookmark icon


Comments

The Hudy Indy welcomes comments. All comments are held for moderation and may take a day or two to publish.