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Eight Lucky LIRR Commuters Win Bike Locker Lottery In Bellmore

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Bike lockers at the Long Island Rail Road station - Bellmore, NY - Apr 4, 2012 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Bike lockers at the Long Island Rail Road station – Bellmore, NY – Apr 4, 2012 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

BELLMORE, NY (CBSNewYork) - Some lucky lottery winners on Long Island will get to pedal their winnings.

WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs On The Story

Eight Long Island Rail Road commuters were awarded free bicycle lockers for a year at the Bellmore station. The free lockers are part of a project to encourage riding bikes to work.

It has a lot of commuters saying ‘What about me?’

“I think it’s great,” said one man who wishes he had one of the lockers. “I have a brand new bike I haven’t used in two years.”

The lockers are just outside the station and are designed to protect your bike from theft and bad weather.

Do you like the idea? Should it be expanded? Sound off in the comments section below.

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