Event Permitting Agency Secures Street Permits for Activity that Powered the Times Square Ball

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EventPermits recently worked to secure permits and security for a stationary Citi Bike event thatgenerated power for the Times Square Ball.

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The event highlighted the great sustainability and environmental initiatives in this city. Times Square leading up to New Year's Eve was the perfect place for this event.

EventPermits, a special event permit agency, secured an activity permit and contracted security for a three-day event that took place in Times Square in New York City. Six stationary Citi Bikes were posted at the corner of 7th Avenue and 42nd Street for passers-by to pedal. The energy generated from the pedaling was converted and saved in batteries to power the Times Square Ball.

On December 28, 29 and 30 the Citi Bikes were available to ride. The bikes were set up on pegs and were connected to 75-watt hour dynamometer generators and computers that tracked the watts generated. The power was then stored in 12-volt batteries. Most participants pedaled from one to five minutes, generating an average of one to five watts.

The stationary power bikes were refurbished after Hurricane Sandy. They were similar to the Citi Bikes that are stationed across New York City and available for residents to ride. The event highlighted the city’s green initiatives and the sustainability of the bike sharing program. Participants received a day pass to ride a Citi Bike in the future.

“We were happy to partner with agency Pierce Promotions for this fun even that served a great purpose,” said Stella Fitzpatrick, special events manager at EventPermits. “The event highlighted the great sustainability and environmental initiatives in this city. Times Square leading up to New Year’s Eve was the perfect place for this event.”

EventPermits cuts through the red tape of the special event process, working as a behind-the-scenes support team, exclusively with, and on behalf of their advertising, public relations and event marketing agency clients, in order to secure prime locations and the necessary permits for successful special events from coast to coast. Based in Hoboken, New Jersey and the New York City metro area, EventPermits also has fully staffed offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, New Orleans, San Francisco and Toronto. To obtain a quote, visit http://www.eventpermits.com or contact Stella Fitzpatrick by telephone at (201) 223-1602.

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