July 30, 2013
On Wednesday July 24th, 2013 Legislator Denise Ford distributed bike helmets to nearly two hundred barrier island residents. Long Beach and its surrounding communities have the most bicyclists on the streets at any given time in Nassau County.
In the aftermath of Super Storm Sandy and the destruction of the Long Beach Boardwalk, residents are forced to bike in roadways and are thus at greater risk of car-bicycle accidents.
Safety information and educational materials were provided by the New York Coalition for Transportation Safety.
Legislator Ford urges her constituents to ride their bikes carefully and responsibly. She explained, “I hope that promoting bicycle safety will improve the well-being of our residents, reduce injuries, and save lives!”
Pictured along with Legislator Denise Ford & Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg are members of the Morrobel & Valdez Families.