Paulin’s bike bill — press release revisited
After I wrote that last post about Assemblywoman Amy Paulin’s bill proposing a 3-foot buffer around cyclists, I got a response from Paulin press secretary Allison Esposito.
OK. I had had bit of fun with the way the press release for the bike safety bill pitched it as an environmental measure for Earth Day.
Esposito wrote to explain that Paulin had actually gotten the ball rolling in January (after the assemblywoman told me late last year that she would do just that.) But it took this long for the wheels of Albany to turn enough to assign the proposed legislation a bill number.
Since it came just in time for Earth Day, Esposito said, they played up the environmental aspect. (A bill that promotes cycling can get more people out of their cars.)
Esposito explains it all in a response to my previous post. But I thought I should add another note to draw attention to her comments.