|DANG, IT’S OCTOBER|
It’s October, which means, it’s once again a great time to remind everyone that we’ve had a fantastic year of new connections, events, and the best ones are yet to come. Here’s a challenge: have you thought about how you got to and from your origins and destinations in the last year? More walking? More biking? Less driving? More driving? Just a fun thing to ponder as the world continues to spin off its axis. Stay real. Here’s the October newsletter.
JOIN THE YPT-NYC BOARD!
Many of you have seen this already, but now’s the time to get your interest forms in to become a member of the YPT-NYC (good idea) board or the International (good idea) board.
October 24, 2022 (extended!) – Interest Form Submission Deadline
Election ballots will be sent out by YPT International to eligible voting Members for all Chapter and International elections shortly after submissions close. You must be a current YPT member to be eligible!
October 31, 2022 – Online elections close at 11:59 PM EDT. International and Chapter Board members and nominees will be notified of election results shortly thereafter.
November 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022 – Board Transition Period
January 1, 2023 – New term begins for International and Chapter Boards.
December 31, 2023 – 2022 Term Concludes
Come help your fellow YPTers have the best 2023!
| OCTOBER EVENTS!|
and November Planning
YPT-NYC x NYCDOT x WE Bike NYC
Upper Manhattan/Randall’s Island/Bronx Spo0Oky Bike Tour & Happy Hour at Bronx Brewery
When? Sunday, October 30, 11:00am – 2:00pm
Where? Meet @ Marcus Garvey Park. approximately 120th St. x 5th Ave. Manhattan
How? Register Here
Ride along with Young Professionals in Transportation (YPT-NYC) and WE Bike NYC for a fun and informative bike ride through Upper Manhattan and the Bronx!
We’ll begin this ~6 mile ride at Marcus Garvey Park in Manhattan. Joined by staff from NYCDOT’s Bike Unit, we travel through and learn about various projects in Upper Manhattan, Randall’s Island and in the Bronx. We will gain insights into the process of planning bicycle infrastructure at every step of the way from conception to implementation.
After the ride, stick around to join fellow YPT and WE Bike NYC members for drinks and snacks at Bronx Brewery.
Free CitiBikes will be available for those who don’t have their own bike, but please bring a helmet.
What to bring: Helmet, sunscreen, bike lock, money for food/drinks, full water bottles.
Note: This is an all-gender ride open to bicyclists of all experience levels.
UPCOMING EVENTS (NOVEMBER AND BEYOND)!
Keep a lookout for November’s Happy Hour (Industry City/Sunset Park) right off the R (we’re thinking 11/10)
Also upcoming: a virtual panel with professionals working on the Gateway Program. Mark your calendars for 11/15 at 12pm ET. More information is coming. You don’t want to miss this!
Also upcoming is the best event of the year: the annual YPT Holiday Party. We’re aiming for the first week in December at a place still TBD, but get your party pants on people. It’s time to boogie.
FROM OUR FRIENDS:
E-Scooter Share Demo Day
Join the APA-NYM Transportation Committee for a E-Scooter Share Demo Day in the Bronx on Saturday, October 22th. Launched just over a year ago in the Bronx, DOT’s e-scooter pilot has experienced success with almost one million rides to date. Representatives from Bird and Lime will discuss their experiences with the pilot thus far and lead the group on a guided ride.
When: Saturday, October 22nd, 12:00pm-1:30 pm
Where: Meet at the Soundview NYC Ferry Landing at 12:00 pm. (See map below.) The committee will take the 11:11 Ferry from the E 34th Street landing, join us!
LET’S STAY IN TOUCH
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Young Professionals in Transportation – New York City (YPT-NYC) is the local chapter of Young Professionals in Transportation International, a nonprofit coalition of organizations, which helps professional development, fellowship, and networking for young professionals in the transportation field. YPT-NYC’s members keep the Greater New York City region moving while providing a space for growing skills, sharing knowledge, and expanding professional networks.