March 7, 2019

What: Bike sharing and micro-mobility options such as E-Scooters are becoming increasingly popular.  Originating in urban settings bike sharing has begun to expand to Westchester communities such Yonkers, White Plains and New Rochelle.  These programs have increased access to downtowns and mass transit options while being environmentally friendly and promoting healthy living. 


Why: Yorktown has five established and unique hamlets.  Bringing bike sharing and micro mobility options will increase accessibility through an affordable, environmentally friendly and healthy option.  Additionally it would allow for expanded campaigns that highlight the many scenic trails in Yorktown such as the Yorktown Trailway and North County Trailway.  Lastly, it would provide one way of closing any gaps in transportation equity that may exist. 


How: It begins with establishing an exploratory committee to determine the viability and safety of a bike sharing and micro-mobility program.  Companies such as P3GM and Lime are aggressively seeking new markets to expand to.  

by Matt Slater

Matthew Slater graduated Yorktown High School in 2004. He was recognized by 914Inc. as a member of Westchester Wunderkinds Class of 2015 and previously worked as the Chief of Staff for New York State Senator Terrence Murphy. Prior to his time in the State Senate, he spent time as the executive director of the New Hampshire Republican Party, following the 2012 election, and formerly served as Mid-Hudson Regional Director for the New York State Assembly Minority Conference. In addition to his career in government, Slater has helped quarterback nearly all of the local elections in Yorktown for the Republican Party since 2009. In addition to serving as a field director for Yorktown GOP candidates, Slater has previously served as a top aide to Westchester County Board of Elections Commissioner Douglas Colety, a campaign manager with the New York Senate Republican Campaign Committee, Chief of Staff for State Assemblyman Steve Katz and a Regional Coordinator for the New York Republican Assembly Campaign Committee. Slater received his undergraduate degree in political science from St. Anselm College, where he was a volunteer for Rudy Giuliani's 2008 presidential bid. He holds a Masters of Public Administration from Marist College. Matt and his wife Kellie reside in Jefferson Valley and have one child.

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