Councilman Gjonaj and DOT Bike/E-Scooter Helmet Giveaway

Councilman Gjonaj and DOT Give Out Free Bike and E-Scooter Helmets at Pelham Bay Park

By Robert Press

Saturday afternoon The Department of Transportation brought close to one thousand helmets to be given out for Councilman Mark Gjonaj’s Free Helmet Day at Pelham Bay Park. The helmets once used just for riding bikes are now required for E-Scooter riding also. The weather was over ninety degrees, with a Ozone warning day, and the threat of more thunder showers from the day before. 

As usual almost everyone had a problem for Councilman Gjonaj. He brought two of his top staffers with him, Farah Rubin and Ardmir Malziu, who wrote down each problem to take care of them first thing in the new week. With all the new Bronx City Council members coming into office January 1st either Farah or Ardmir would be a great asset to any of the new Bronx City Council members, since Councilman Gjonaj decided not to run for re-election.

Over two-hundred helmets were given away by the DOT, that came from Queens, along with several other free items such as wristbands, key rings, hand sanitizer, and lots of literature on bike safety. 


One of the Bike/E-Scooter helmets that were available for free from Councilman Mark Gjonaj and the DOT. Boxes of many more helmets are just behind. 

The helmet pick up area was gated off so no cars parked right in front of it, and people could have a waiting area to stand.


Councilman Gjonaj’s table was well stocked with water for people on one of the hottest days of the year, and face masks and hand sanitizer. 


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