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The saga for justice of a killed cyclist

On going saga of one family trying to get justice, or at least a proper investigation behind the death of their son, Mathieu Lefevre.

From Gothamist:

Family Of Killed Cyclist Mathieu Lefevre Sues NYPD For Withholding Information Article and Photo by: John Del Signore

On Friday, the NYPD finally released the [...]

BX velodrome rollers benefit

(photo by: Suzanne DeChillo-NY Times)

Except for a few feature films and commercial shoots, the Kingsbridge Armory has remained mostly empty for more than a decade, but is a very hot and much anticipated property in the South Bronx.

There are new developments in the works as interested parties are working on proposals [...]

Five borough bike tour lottery ticketing

Bike NYC announces a new change in it’s tickets to the largest group ride in America, a lottery system.

Here is a New York Times article explaining how the TD five borough bike tour has changed its policy partly due to the popularity increase of cycling in NYC.

Bike Tour’s Popularity Leads to [...]

Cars parked in the bike lane? Tweet it.

This got your pissed off:

Here is one way to take action using smart phones and social networking. It’s called bkme.org an it was developed by an NYU/ITP graduate student. I learned about it from Nona’s blog, thebirdwheel.com. Check it out and start #hastagging these annoying culprits.

In similar fashion, check out what [...]

Quick follow up…

The story I posted about Stephen Aurthur getting pelted with a brick…here is a quick follow up. He was interviewed by CBS news: Check it out here.

Dangerous route in Fort Greene for cyclists. 6 attacks reported

Choosing to commute on bicycle is a hard enough decision, dodging things like bad driving behavior and now we have to worry about bricks being thrown at us? Here is a recent article in the Brooklyn paper about a recent attack of a cyclist near the projects of Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Time’s Up volunteer [...]

Help create a new stretch of the Queens Greenway.

A concerned group of citizens want to transform a 3.5 mile abandon stretch of forgotten land into a mixed use commuter path being creative called the Queens High-line. Here is a little more about it from the Rockaway Beach Branch Greenway Committee:

A 3.5 mile stretch of the old Rockaway Beach Branch railroad right-of-way [...]

Build your house for your bikes.

Do you have 22 bikes to store? You may want to think about building your home to cater to your Velo storage needs. Then again you’d probably need to live in a much more bicycle complementary city like Portland Oregon…and be rich.

A Bicyclists’ House Built For Two

By: Nancy Keats Published: [...]

NY Times on fustration of a family looking into their sons death

“More people are killed in traffic accidents than by guns in New York City; death by motor vehicle is rarely treated as a crime. Someone died in city traffic every 29 hours, on average, from 2005 to 2009, according to a study by the city’s health and transportation departments.”

These are some stunning [...]

Boxbike found!

Looks like the family who had their box bike stolen may have got it back. Saw this on Brooklynspoke.com

Stolen Box Bike UPDATE 12/2 8:26 PM: The bike has been found! See the comments below. Thanks to Mike Green at BikeBlogNYC for first alerting me to this story and to reader Mike for making [...]