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#bikenyc Community History-a panel discussion at Red Lantern Bicycles

One thing the cycling community in New York City can agree on is that it has a rich history, filled with significant events that have shaped the popularity of the bike culture to what it is today. What is often debated by bike advocates and activists is which groups or individuals are responsible for [...]

NYPD first tried to charge the five boro, now it wants to protect it…from hydrating.

photo by: Jefferson Siegel/New York Daily News

Remember a few weeks back the New York police department wanted to change the status of the 5 boro bike tour to a non-charitable event? The rationale was basically for the police to charge Bike New York, who runs this hugely popular group ride, close to a [...]

Follow up on Prospect Park traffic loop meeting

Brooklynites question why not a flat out ban of cars rather than a reduced lane at last nights meeting about proposed changes to the Prospect Park traffic loop.

More from the NY Daily News:

We want a total ban on cars from Prospect Park, Brooklynites tell city. Meeting considers redesign of traffic lanes. [...]

Protest against PPW bike lane

The madness continues. Now angry residents have turned their sights on the new Prospect Park West bike lane. Their anger to the loss of parking, having to slow down, look both ways when crossing streets and hatred of cyclists riding on sidewalks has been manifested into one big scapegoat, a painted place for cyclists [...]

New bike lane is coming to 1st Ave.

(photo by Ben Fried) In case you didn’t notice, 1st ave has been all torn up from Houston Street on up to 42nd. Things are slowly being repaved and it looks as if a new bike lane is being installed.

Check out this report from Ben Fried at Streetsblog. [...]

Bikeblog NYC turns six!

In the warm sun of Pamplona, Spain, thrill seekers flock to run from an insane horde of sharp horned beasts in the running of the bulls. In Nome Alaska, adventurers brave frigid temperatures and long miles of extreme endurance for the Iditarod, world famous dog sled race. Both of these exhibitions, involve animals and [...]

Some safety stats and facts

I got sent this news report on the DOT’s “Look” campaign.

It is an awareness campaign to highlight the work of the The New York City Bicycle Safety Coalition which was formed in 2006 in response to a 40% increase in cyclist fatalities over the prior year in the five boroughs.

Their [...]

When can I bring my bike in the building?

Good question. Ben Fried of Streetsblog reports on the latest feet dragging of our city council and the current state of the Bicycle Access Bill. (Intro 871)

Read the latest here.

New Bike Coop in DC

Looks like there is a new bike coop being started in DC.

–Here is some text from this Craigslist ad

“We’ve been offered a location to start a non-profit bike co-op (Chain Reaction-type shop) in Petworth.

Please come check it out, get involved, share your ideas, eat some free popcorn . . [...]

Bike Sharing in NYC.

The Department of City Planning, bet you didn’t know we even had this organization, has just released a feasibility report on the possibility of having a Paris-like bike sharing program in NYC. (although I can’t seem to find the report)

However,

Paul Steely White, executive director of Transportation Alternatives was on WNYC’s [...]