Bike Friendly Businesses are helping to encourage New York City's fastest growing form of transportation: bicycling. Why? Local business owners know that bicycling supports a thriving network of small businesses on a neighborhood scale. Traffic calmed streets that prioritize walking and biking and include public plazas have proven to boost local retail sales by 10-25 percent. Bicycling is more than just an enjoyable transportation choice—it’s good for business!
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East Village and Lower East Bike Friendly Business DistrictThe East Village and Lower East Side Bike Friendly Business District is a network of over 150 bike-friendly businesses, galleries, theaters, cultural and community organizations committed to promoting safe bicycling in their neighborhood. Participating businesses offer discounts to customers who arrive by bike, advocate for bike infrastructure (like bike lanes and bike parking) and educate their customers and the bicyclists who work for them on the benefits of safe bicycling.
Download a PDF of the Bike Friendly Business District Map.