Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner Says It Would Be A Win-Win

GREENBURGH, N.Y. (CBSNewYork)The nation’s largest bike share program has officially launched in New York City after delays and some protests.

Already, one suburban official wants to see a similar bike share program extended to Westchester County.

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Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner said it would be a win-win.

“I think this would be an enormous help to local downtown merchants. A lot of tourists and cyclists who live in New York City could take the train to a Westchester train station then rent the bicycle, do some shopping locally and help the local Westchester economy because they could really, not only do it in Westchester but in all the suburbs around New York City,” Feiner told WCBS 880’s Sean Adams.

Feiner said he’d like to see buses outfitted with bike racks.

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“We have a lot of historic locations. People could take the train to Tarrytown or Hastings and have a really nice bike ride along some of the charming river villages or anywhere in Westchester. I think people would really love it, I think it would be extremely popular as a way of helping the local downtown merchants,” Feiner told Adams.

Biking was Feiner’s introduction to politics. In 1973, he lobbied for Westchester’s first bikeway and he won. He was so persistent, legislators made him promise not to attend another meeting for six months, Adams reported.

Feiner’s push in the 70s led to Bicycle Sundays on the Bronx River Parkway.

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