I like the Mayor of New York. A lot of people say he's a bum, and of course this is NY so they're entitled. But I like him. He's his own man, he's smart and he thinks like a businessperson, because he is one.
Some examples. John Lindsay was very likeable, but a bad mayor. Abe Beame -- a disaster. Ed Koch, who I happen to like, was a very good mayor. Rudy Giuliani -- bad. Bloomberg, well of course he's still mayor, so the jury's still out -- but so far -- good!
I'm going to a meeting uptown later today. It's a fifteen minute bike ride. A half-hour subway ride. The weather isn't good enough yet, but in a couple of weeks it will be. I'd like to ride my bike. And I know that the mayor wants me to too.
So how about offering a tax break to office buildings that provide on-site bike checkin and checkout. I'm not good enough at locking these things up when I get there to be willing to take the chance on losing my bike. But I would love to ride there if I knew in advance that they would hold my bike downstairs while I went to my meeting upstairs.