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Tweet nightmares and motor vehicles that do more than bump, news from the city council and local community boards.

It’s June, it’s hot and great weather for biking. Unfortunately members of our city council and community boards still haven’t embraced the green future of biking and continue to throw up obstacles to advancements in infrastructure and the aims of getting more people on bikes here in NYC.

25 year old Queens City Councilman Eric Ulrich who was trying to bring us a bill registering all cyclists recently had a bad dream. He wrote about it on twitter and then later took it back. According to Gothamist he tweeted: “Had a nightmare last night that NYCDOT installed a bike lane on my block. #ohthehorror.”

Read more in Gothamist.

Meanwhile New York City commuters have nightmares of their own as they are continuely mowed down in the streets by reckless motor vehicles.

Last Friday a collision of two vans sent a 53 year old grandmother to the hospital in critical condition, right in Ulrich’s backyard of Ozone Park Queens.

More from ABC news.

And June 4th a 16-year-old music prodigy student, Aileen Chen was fatally killed on her bike in Brooklyn.

More from Gothamist and the NY Post.

Meanwhile, Brooklyn Spoke has been following the Ulrich tweets and points out how the city councilman retracted the tweet and when confronted on it, told his followers to: #getalife.

Read more at: BrooklynSpoke.wordpress.com.

In community board bike news, L magazine reports on how Bob Cassara, member of the community board that serves Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights, was rewarded for trying to bring up a rejected bike lane in his neighborhood, by being booted of the community board. So much for trying to get a bike lane.

Read more here.

1 comment to Tweet nightmares and motor vehicles that do more than bump, news from the city council and local community boards.

  • We have similar issues here in the UK. People tend to embrace the idea of bike lanes and the encouragement given to cycling generally but when it comes to placing said lanes in your neighbourhood … enthusiasm soon wanes

    People who drive like their roads nice and wide …and not cluttered with bikes or bike lanes!