Supervisor Anthony J. Santino and Town Clerk Nasrin Ahmad are inviting all commuters to participate in the Town of Hempstead Bike Locker Lottery. Eight free bike lockers are currently up for grabs at the Bellmore Train Station, and lottery winners will be permitted use of one 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. “However, the eight winners of the bike locker lottery will have 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 these bike lockers to eight environmentally conscious residents of the Town of Hempstead,” said Town Clerk Ahmad. “I look forward to revealing the winners of the lottery, which is being administered by my office.”
The lottery drawing will be held on Thursday, September 7th 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, September 1st 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.
“We encourage all commuters to enter this bike locker lottery for a chance at their very own ‘parking space’ at the Bellmore Train Station,” concluded Supervisor Santino. “It’s easy, it’s free, but you’ve ‘gotta be in it to win it!’”