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Staten Island Invasion

Once again, bike blog has been asleep, or out of town or both. Lots of family obligations, weddings, and we celebrated our one year anniversary. I guess we’ll go for 2, maybe even try and make some new bikers!!

This weekend was the 3rd race of the 5 borough generals series. The mission: Survive […]

Report on last month’s 1st Amendment Rally and Critical Mass

Here is a article by Jefferson Siegel which explains what went down.

the villager article

Laurie Mittelmann, a volunteer with Time’s Up!, dressed as a movie camera and wore a copy of the U.S. Constitution at last Friday’s rally and Critical Mass ride.

Critical Mass rally focuses on proposed filming rules

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The messengers of the world…battle it out in Dublin

Dublin, Ireland is the host of this years CWMC (Cycle World Messenger Championships) Its the 15th annual event where bike messengers travel from all over the world to see who is the fastest and most skilled on their bikes. The event runs from August 3rd through the 7th, with a pre party in London […]

The city has permit fever.

So what the hell is going on? I’ve been in NYC for 16 years. I’ve made my living in Film and video production from renegade street documentaries to high budget HBO projects that take up all the parking and shine bright lights in your windows. Despite the rampant gentrification which is making our city […]

Time’s Up seeks two volunteer video people

“For over 15 years the TIME’S UP! Video Collective has been documenting positive, environmental and sustainable solutions that have affected our communities. We also have been documenting negative, destructive behavior by corporations and the police.

Video documentation has been essential in our legal cases, assisting lawyers and proving points to judges and politicians. […]

Critical Mass and Reverend Billy

Last month, Reverend Billy got arrested at the start of NYC critical mass in Union Square. The Reverend made the mistake of exercising his consitutional rights of free speech. Tisk tisk. The NYPD were in no mood for someone to think they could go around reciting the first amendment. shesh, what was he thinking…Doesn’t […]

Op-ed from NY TIMES on the bicycle vs congestion pricing.

Here is an Op-Ed in today’s NYTimes written by David Haskell of the NY Bike share project. Last week David, set up an experiment resembling a program which is being implemented in Paris, France to make bicycles available for rental.

(a related article in the NYTimes following this posting)

The Path of Least CongestionBy […]

City wide biking initiative in Paris.

July 15th, a day after the French Revolution anniversary, Paris will launch a program with over 10,000 rentable bicycles making it the first city of its kind to have a cheap set of emission free wheels no more thn 900 feet away.

So while we here in NYC try to figure out how to […]

What has floppy ears and flys…

Its a cool hipster neighborhood and a cuddly character from Disney…and its an alleycat race.

Critical mass…another one missed

So I missed another Critical Mass and am embarassed to be reporting on this now…

June’s Critical Mass was meet with the same repression…tons of cops occupying union square, videotaping the 100 or so participants of the ride.

Street preformer Reverend Billy decided to lend a hand by reciting the first amendment in Union […]