Supervisor Anthony J. Santino and Town Clerk Nasrin Ahmad today held a lottery to announce the winners of eight free bike lockers at the Bellmore Train Station. By the lucky bounces of eight ping pong balls, the winners are permitted use of one bike locker for a one-year period.
“Though the Town of Hempstead has increased local train station parking for town residents by more than 165 percent since 2016, commuters can still experience stressful mornings when looking for parking spots while trying to catch a train to New York City,” stated Supervisor Santino. “We are proud to assist the eight lottery winners with guaranteed ‘parking spaces’ for their bicycles, safe from weather and other hazards, just steps from the tracks at the Bellmore Train Station.”
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.
“I am proud to partner with Supervisor Santino to offer free use of these bike lockers to eight environmentally conscious residents of the Town of Hempstead,” said Town Clerk Ahmad.
The town’s bike locker program provides residents with a safe, weatherproof location to store their bicycles while commuting via the Long Island Rail Road. The bike lockers are part of the town’s clean energy plan, encouraging pollution-free methods of transportation and helping to protect the environment. The town is seeking to add bike lockers at other local train stations.
“The Town of Hempstead is committed to implementing clean energy projects and encouraging environmentally friendly methods of transportation,” concluded Supervisor Santino. “We thank the 2017 bike locker lottery entrants for their participation, and we look forward to unveiling additional bike locker locations in the near future.”