With a veteran transportation reformer stepping into the role, Bike New York seeks to join cycling advocacy with education and public events
New York has come a long way as a cycling city, but it’s time for a new round of policy innovation and quality improvements.
NEW YORK— Bike New York announced today that it is launching an advocacy program to help New York become the world’s best city for cycling, and that Jon Orcutt, long-time NYC sustainable transportation advocate and former Policy Director for the New York City Department of Transportation, has been hired as its new Communications Director to lead that effort.
“We couldn’t be more excited to make advocacy for better cycling conditions a bigger part of our mission and everyday work,” said Ken Podziba, President and CEO of Bike New York. “Jon is an innovative and iconic force in urban transportation development, and we are confident that he will guide Bike New York toward an active role in the effort to make our city accessible, safer, and more enjoyable for all cyclists.”
Orcutt has been a leader in transportation policy reform for nearly 30 years. From 2007-2014, he served as part of the agency leadership at the NYC Department …read more