The CEO of Bike New York, an organization that runs New York City's annual TD Boro Bike Tour, is expected to speak out against a proposed $930,000 fee by the New York Police Department (NYPD).
Kenneth Podziba is scheduled to make the announcement at a hearing on the issue today at 1 Police Plaza, NYPD's headquarters, according to a report in Crain's New York Business. He will make the case that the fee will have a negative impact on the nonprofit which, aside from the Bike Tour, provides free education programs to children and adults in parks and schools.
The fee is the result of a proposed amendment to a rule that the NYPD adopted last year. It would pay for police coverage of the Bike Tour and would also apply to other big events and parades. Podziba is expected to say that the fee, if approved, would put many of its programs at risk, including bike education for NYC's new bike share program.
You can read the full story in Crain's New York Business.