Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray, Councilwoman Angie Cullin, Councilman Gary Hudes and Town Clerk Nasrin Ahmad want you to win the lottery – a bike locker lottery, that is. The Town of Hempstead is currently collecting “lottery tickets” to select eight lucky residents who will have use of eight bike lockers at the Bellmore train station for a one-year period.
Residents have until Friday, March 28, 2014 at 4 p.m. to file their “lottery ticket,” which can be obtained by calling the Office of the Town Clerk at (516) 812-3024. Only one “lottery ticket” per household will be accepted. Eight winners will be randomly selected through a lottery drawing on Monday, April 7, 2014, and those residents can begin using them starting that day.
“Any time you can leave the car in the driveway and use a clean means of transportation, it is a victory for our environment,” stated Murray. “We encourage residents to participate in the bike locker lottery for a chance to win use of a bike locker every day for one year.”
Each of the bike lockers is 4 feet tall, 6 feet long and 3 ¼ feet wide, all conveniently located on the north side of the tracks at the Bellmore train station. Each locker easily fits a standard bicycle, protecting it from damage, theft and bad weather. The town requires a $40 key deposit, which is refunded at the end of the one-year lease. No sub-leasing is permitted.
“Biking instead of driving is great for one’s health and for the environment in the Town of Hempstead,” said Cullin. Added Hudes, “Bike tracks are certainly better than carbon footprints, and we encourage residents to try their hand at winning a free bike locker for one year.”
“I am proud to work with Supervisor Murray, Councilwoman Cullin and Councilman Hudes to provide bike lockers to eight health-conscious and environmentally friendly commuters,” said Ahmad.
Concluded Murray, “We encourage residents to ‘lock up’ their lottery tickets now!”