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New York Times, rides around Manhattan’s waterfront

Jane Margolies, from the New York Times, explores the current status of biking around the outskirt paths and greenways of Manhattan.

She heads along counter clockwise along with one of the creators of this years 2011 free D.O.T. Bicycle map.

On Two Wheels, With Water as a Companion

(photo by: Kirsten Luce for [...]

Matt Levy, bike tours for bike month

Matt Levy has a unique perspective on NYC and he knows the landscape and history well. He should, he’s a fourth generation New Yorker and from a family of tour guides.

Matt and Co. at Levy’s Unique NY, have two great bicycle tours for Bike Month:

Sunday May 8th, 2011 Bike [...]

Crowd sourcing tickets

Not necessarily an original idea, crowd sourcing and mapping the tickets being handed out to cyclists, but Transportation Nation the blog by WNYC transportation reporter Andrea Berstein is getting into the game.

Hey, the more the better, and maybe this will lead to good press about a bad harassment campaign by the NYPD.

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Messenger service fix-a-flat

Got a flat on one of NYC’s lovely unfixed roadways? Don’t have a tube? It’s late at night and your in a remote part of town?

First there was the 24 hour bike vending machine, but you needed to be near Williamsburg Brooklyn.

Now, stash messenger service is offering a delivery of a fix-a-flat.

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Bike messengers remembered

Bike messengers are an integral part of the business world, risking their lives and choosing to do a job on non-polluting forms of transportation.

Recently two messengers were killed in traffic.

Edward Carl Hendrick, killed by a hit-and-run driven in Charlotte.

and here in NYC,

39 year old, Joesph Granati, was killed in [...]