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Motor Vehicle fines, fund biking…in Brazil

How do you make money to fund biking programs? If you’re in Brazil, you take it out of the motor vehicle tickets. (photo by: Marcel Maia.)

After Brazil’s President Rousseff created Way to School, a national program that provides 100,000 donated bikes and helmets to students in public schools, the federal government took another [...]

Urban Design Week (UDW) coming September 15-20th

Urban Design week is a public festival designed to engage New Yorkers in the future of public space and the challenges faced with the new urban landscape. Earlier this year, to coincide with this upcoming festival, there was an open design contest called By the City/For the City, architects, designers, artists, and urbanists [...]

Spare parts on Bikenycthebook.com

Here is an excellent place for resource information about biking in NYC.

As many of you know, last year I co-authored a travel guide about urban biking called: BIKE NYC. There wasn’t enough room in the published print version for everything we wanted to include so we put a couple of additional chapters on [...]

The Mellow Jihadi, a journal of experiences biking in NYC

Often blogs are just news gathering sites where events and articles are reposted. (like this one) It’s nice to occasional stumble across ones that are more of live journals where people share their thoughts and experiences with more of a literary flare. Eric, a former NYC messenger and Arabic linguist for the Navy, sent [...]

Congratulations to the winner of SUGOI twitter contest

Just wanted to give a shout out to David Patrick (@dpatrick1a) for winning the SUGOI twitter contest. Like a Mark Cavendish sprint, David responded to the last question in just 21 seconds after I posted it on Friday and won himself a new jersey courtesy of SUGOI apparel.

This was a lot [...]

Flip apartments and bicycle handles

What may be the latest selling point in your new NYC apartment? Bike storage. Here is recent article in the NY Times real estate section about buildings making room for the bicycle.

In N.Y. Apartment Buildings, Bicycles Muscle In By: Elizabeth A. Harris August, 26th 2011

(photo by: Ty Cacek)

“Brian Whiteley oves [...]

Helmet guide on the Bird Wheel

Nona over at the Bird Wheel has some answers to some basic concerns about bike helmets:

Concerns:

1. Helmet Hair. Sorry, there’s no science available on earth that has solved this riddle. 2. Looks. You know ugly when you see it and 90% of the time it’s all your bike shop carries. [...]

The latest on PPW bike lane

The latest from the battle of a 0.9 stretch of roadway in Brooklyn, the Prospect Park West bike lane. High power lawyer Jim Walden is representing a couple of groups of angry neighbors who just happen to include former D.O.T. commissioner, Iris Weinshall, who lives on Prospect Park West and is somehow outraged their [...]

the bike lawyers by J.David Goodman/NY Times.

David Rankin and Mark Taylor have been sticking it to the Man in the name of cyclists since the days the cops declared war on critical mass back in the mid 90′s. Active cyclists both as commuters and socially were sick and tired of seeing their biker friends get harassed by the NYPD which [...]

SUGOI/twitter giveaway

SUGOI is a Japanese term for Incredible, which pretty much describes the level of active apparel they’ve been creating for decades. Founded in 1987, the company has been making high quality performance wear for biking, running, swimming and working out. They also make custom team apparel for pro sport athletes. In their words: [...]