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A Commuter is Born: How One New Yorker Went from Curious to Confident Thanks to the Gear Femmes Program

The morning air was full of anticipation—and car horns—in downtown Brooklyn on Tuesday as Qinglian Zhang and Lilach Shafir prepared for their third bike commute to Manhattan, where both women work. Lilach is Qinglian’s Gear Femmes commuting mentor, and the pair talked layering strategies before setting off into the bike lanes.

In Working Condition: Behind the Scenes with the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) at the Recycle-A-Bicycle Warehouse

Architect. Quantum physicist. Biomedical engineer. The future looks bright for the high school students of the city’s Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) at the Recycle-A-Bicycle Long Island City warehouse, where Bike New York staff members Sera Erickson and Eric Robinson recently taught bicycle mechanics to 10 new “employees.” Recycle-A-Bicycle partners with Jacob Riis Neighborhood Settlement Houses, which recruits students for and manages multiple SYEP sites. SYEP participants are all New York City residents between the ages of 14 and 24; they earn money over the summer and build their résumés with good work experience. Recycle-A-Bicycle works with a subset of...