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Double Whammy-Young Cyclist of Color Meets NYPD’s Policy of Stop-and-Frisk & hatred of biking.

The NYPD’s policy of stop-and-frisk has been at the forefront of this year’s mayoral race with many potential voters wondering where candidates stand on this issue. At the heart of the debate are serious concerns about racial profiling and illegal search and seizers which tend to overwhelming target young people of color. Many people [...]

Tacks and Tickets, another ride in NYC

It’s hard enough taking the challenge of cycle commuting here in “The Big City.”

Somedays we have to deal with angry people who place tacks on our pathways.

Take for instance, last week when owner of Samurai Messenger Company and 13 year veteran messenger, Joshua Weitzner makes this chilling find on the 59th St. [...]

Crackdown continues, Central Park and elsewhere

On a side note, I forgot to include this but one of my readers Al Silber sent me this note that he saw abandon bikes in Central Park. It’s a little late now, because these bikes were seen over the weekend, but maybe it is some insight if you’ve had one of these stolen, [...]

New Poll-New Yorkers like bike lanes. Personal account suggests NYPD hates cyclists and their kids who use them

A recent NY Times poll just revealed 66% of New Yorkers think the bike lanes are a good thing. This may be insight that the cycle friendly direction the city has taken may be starting to gain acceptance.

There is also information that New Yorkers are less than enthusiastic about the proposed bike sharing [...]

Crackdown summer part 2-your opinions.

With the nice weather out, I’ve been able to do much more of my favorite pastime. No not mutant bike polo, (photo by: knifefight.)

No, I’m just talking about good ol fashion bike riding: Just picture a bicycle under me in this photo.

–I’d love to be writing about great positive things like the [...]

50K tickets for cyclists in 2011

So just exactly do we quantify all the harassment of cyclists in 2011 in their “Operation Safecycle?”

Alex Goldmark of the blog, Transportation Nation had this report:

NYPD Issued Almost 50,000 Bicycle Tickets in 2011

The NYPD doled out 48,556 summonses to bike riders in 2011. That figure was reported by Executive Officer [...]

Follow up on Prospect Park-Brooklynspoke

Neighborhood watch cycling blog, Brooklynspoke has a nice recap about police harassment in Prospect Park, following an announcement that cyclists had better start behaving.

The 78th Precinct was in Prospect Park this weekend,(12/8-12/9) ticketing cyclists for such violations as red light running and speeding. There are no official counts available, but a few [...]

Look out bikers, NYPD eyes Prospect Park

Well it looks a if the NYPD are wrapping up their year of harassment (yeah I said it.) otherwise known as “operation safe cycle,” by setting their sites on Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. Safe cycle, would be an appropriate title, if the cops truly were into a safety campaign instead of what we’ve seen through [...]

More NYPD harassment

While a major bike sharing program is coming and the D.O.T. continues to make changes to make the city better for cyclists of all levels, the NYPD are up to there usual tricks of harassment.

Gothamist recently posted an article on cops handing out tickets on the Williamsburg bridge.

Once again the NYPD [...]

Skirting the issues

Here is more about the now famous prudish behavior of the NYPD for stopping a woman due to her skirt length.

The village voice has a story about it on their blog-Running Scared.

Here Jasmijn Rijcken confirms this was harassment and not a publicity stunt. She made the following statement: “I understand [...]