Brooklyn residents take the handles on 'Bike to Work Day'

Brooklyn residents are out on city streets riding two-wheelers instead of four today as part of National Bike to Work Day. Organizers of the event

BROOKLYN - Brooklyn residents are out on city streets riding two-wheelers instead of four today as part of National Bike to Work Day.

Organizers of the event have set up stations with refreshments and safety brochures on the Brooklyn Bridge, the Williamsburg Bridge and the Manhattan Bridge.

The Departments of Transportation, Parks and Health teamed up with the group Transportation Alternatives to promote the joys of cycling during May, which is Bike Safety Month.

"It is a healthy and safe way to get to work," says cyclist Michael Murphy.

Elena Santogade, of Transportation Alternatives, says there has been a 150-percent increase in the number of bicycles on the road this year in comparison to last year.

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