Murray Announces Start of ‘Planet-Friendly’ Lottery for Eight Bike Lockers at the Bellmore Train Station; Winners to be Announced on Earth Day

Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray, Councilwoman Erin King Sweeney, Councilman Gary Hudes and Town Clerk Nasrin Ahmad are inviting local residents to enter the town’s annual “planet-friendly” bike locker lottery. The town is currently collecting entry forms, which will be used to select eight lucky winners who will each have a one-year use of a bike locker at the Bellmore train station.

The town will hold a lottery drawing on Earth Day (April 22, 2015) at the Bellmore train station to randomly select the eight winners. Residents interested in the bike lockers should call the Office of the Town Clerk at (516) 812-3024 to obtain an entry form (only one lottery ticket per household will be accepted). Residents must return the completed forms by Friday, April 17th to the Office of the Town Clerk, located on the first floor of Hempstead Town Hall (1 Washington Street, Hempstead) OR mail them to: Nasrin G. Ahmad, Town Clerk, ATTN: Bike Lockers, 1 Washington Street, Hempstead, NY 11550.

“When it comes to environmentally friendly means of transportation, two wheels are certainly better than four,” stated Murray. “We encourage residents to enter the town lottery and try their hand at winning use of a bike locker for a whole year!”

The town is also looking forward to the installation of five bike lockers each in transit-oriented areas in Baldwin and Woodmere.

“Riding a bike is good for a person’s health and for the environment in which they live,” said Councilwoman King Sweeney. Added Councilman Hudes, “These bike lockers are a great place for residents to protect their bicycles during the work day.”

“I am proud to work with Supervisor Murray, Councilwoman King Sweeney and Councilman Hudes to continue the town’s successful bike locker program” said Ahmad.

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.

For more information about the town’s bike locker program, please call the Office of the Town Clerk at (516) 812-3024.