As a business owner or a delivery person who uses a bicycle , you will find here the complete set of equipment and report templates to comply with the law. As you kown the NYPD and the Department of Transportation are cracking down on illegal practices amongst bicyclists. See the New York Times Article Here . Save on fines: up to $ 275 and 15 days of jail
Create Log :
It is important to start with this step since you will need each operator ( bicyclist) number to order the id card, the plate and the vest below. Click on the link to download the template:
- Bicyclists (operator) log: name, address, employment date, termination date and a three digit id number. Two operators cannot share an id number. However if an employee leaves, you can reuse their number for the new employee. download Template in Excel) .
Post Required Safety Poster(s) in your store
Order Required Equipment
Click on an item below to order from the best value provider that we found for you. (We do not benefit in anyway from these vendors. We are providing this information based on research we did to save you time and are updating it as we find better solutions. We do not control the prices, they can change anytime)
- Helmet – $ 16.95 and Call 311 to schedule a Helmet fitting with DOT
- Vest with business ID – $10 (business name and operator number) and download a template of the vest markings from DOT
- Operator ID card – $10 or Contact us or use DOT’s template
- Bike ID plate– $10 (Business name and operator number)
- White and Red lights and Bell – $9
- Reflector – $3 per bike
- Brakes – See your local bike mechanic
- Total Cost per Bicyclist : $ 60 or less
For Questions , contact us by email or by phone at 212 239 2917.
Train and Retrain your Employees
Maintain required Logs:
Keep the logs available for inspection during regular business hours. Click on the links to download the templates:
- Bicyclists log: (this is the same template as in the first step) name, address, employment date, termination date and id number (or download Template in Excel)
- Deliveries Log (id number , origin , destination) (or download Template in Excel).
Congratulations ! you have now ensured the safety of your delivery bicyclists and of your pedestrians neighbors! you have also avoided $ 100s in fines .
As your staff changes, make it a priority to educate them with the bicycle rules and give them the proper equipment.