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Bike Lane Debate in the Times

Here are some good talking points for the holiday table for New Yorkers, especially if you are a biker and family and friends want to challenge you about the new 250 miles of bike lanes that have been installed. The New York Times has brought together five writers and advocates for livable streets who [...]

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(photo by Clarence Eckerson Jr. of streetfilms) Happy Holidays to all.

Check Dmitry Gudkov Photography

Dmitry Gudkov loves bikes and taking photographs. Recently he’s been taking photos of local bikers and writing profiles on them, like Willie (shown above) who’s been living in the Bronx for over 30 years.

See more on his site, gudphoto.com/bikenyc Maybe you’ll be [...]

Yellow Card, to get across the message of reckless driving

In soccer when you misbehave you get this:

A fellow blogger had this idea to affix to motorists who misbehave:

Peter Miller came up with the text and the idea that cyclists could make magnets of this and stick it to drivers cars when they act reckless.

Find out more here.

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New York Woman killed in Portland Oregon

26 year old Angela Burke was killed in Portland Oregon last week by a drunk driver while walking her bicycle. Here is a report from Portland’s famous bike blogger Jonathan Maus of Bikeportland.org as he investigated who Angela was as a person and about this tragic loss to our community. Who was Angela Burke? [...]

Press on Marty’s Golden bike action

A press release from Time’s Up.

Time’s Up! Love Your Lane Bike Clowns serenade Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz with singing telegrams, and deliver a “Golden Bicycle” Holiday Gift.

Excellent Gothamist posts on the yesterday’s Time’s Up! action with awesome video and photos (by Adrian Kinlock) links:

Gothamist

YouTube video [...]

Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

You think it’s cold here… Try biking in the Netherlands:

a little video from cyclingwithoutahelmet.blogspot.com via copenhagenize.com

Video of the golden bike gift giving to Marty.

Here is a quick video from yesterdays gift giving fest to Marty Markowitz. Huge thanks to Peter Shapiro who shot and edited this.

Check out cycleangelo.cc

I’ve been loving this new bike blog: Cycleangelo.cc

Check out this latest review of cycling wear by Outlier.cc I’m one of those guys that wears the same pair of black pants all year round, regardless of a semi-formal function or riding in the city. I finally gave in, headed over to Chari after [...]

Love your lanes Marty, Love your lanes!

In the federal government, the Democrats and Republicans have divided themselves further away, bickering over tax breaks for billionaires and mandatory health reform. Big government, small government, let’s just fight and hold the financial future of hard working Americans hostage until Sarah Palin is done with her reality show and can figure out how [...]