New York, NY (PRWEB) October 11, 2012
According to Thirteen.org, the second annual Youth Bike Summit, where 200 young cyclists assembled in Manhattan last January, brought debates and deliberations regarding bicycle education, advocacy and policy organization. Thirteen.org reported that, “Teaching kids to ride safely is just one part of the story. As the Youth Summit evidences, safer youth cycling and cycling in general, means working hard to advocate for better bike infrastructure. That’s where the organizational partnerships have come into play.” In addition to bicycle advocacy, the Youth Bike Summit is also dedicated to teaching young cyclists to stay safe on the dangerous New York City streets, Thirteen.org reports.
The article refers to the Kids Ride Club, which creates various opportunities, from employment to bicycle education, for youths. China Reevers, a representative for the environmentally friendly Linus Bike, comments, “It’s impressive to see New York City youth excited about cycling. Manhattan traffic is notoriously busy, so to know these children are reducing carbon emissions with their choice to cycle is inspirational.”
Above all, the article affirms that politicians are paying attention to the rise of bicycle advocacy. According to the Thirteen.org article, “The City of New York has come a long way since 1987, when Mayor Ed Koch nearly banned cycling in Midtown. Of the city’s 700 miles of bike lanes and paths, 288 were added since 2007, largely propelled by Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s plan to encourage New Yorkers to get fit.”
Linus Bike is a California-based bicycle manufacturer that specializes in creating vintage style city bikes and commuter bikes. Not simply a bicycle company, Linus Bike sells a complete line of accessories for the environmentally conscious and for those who have a fondness for European style bicycles and the great tradition of European cycling.