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More on the backlash

The lawsuit filled against the Prospect Park West bike lane has had reverberations all over the world.

The UK reports about NYC’s bike lane situation in the Guardian.

“How one New York bike lane could affect the future of cycling worldwide. A much more significant story than the future of one bike lane in [...]

$25.00 bike license bill…what’s next?

Seems kind of odd, Wall Street practically bankrupts us with proven financial fraud which we keep being told in sources like the Academy award winning documentary Inside Job and articles like Matt Taibbi’s in Rolling [...]

Dammit Janette

No surprise, more hate-speak from the NY Post claiming our DOT commissioner might be a crazy nut job for daring to limit motor vehicle traffic. This time the rant is about a 34th Street mass transit corridor.

Janette’s big transitway a road to ruin By ANDREA PEYSER Last Updated: 7:45 AM, February 28, [...]

Cyclists in Central Park get organized

Cyclists organize to fight the ticketing in Central Park. They’ve come up with a plan to change the traffic lights to blinking yellow as to not interrupt the flow of one of the most heavily utilized cycling loops in the city.

Upper East Side Cyclist Fights Central Park Ticket Blitz on Facebook February 23, [...]

Op-ed on safer streets

Steve Hindy lost his son Sam in 2007, hit on his bike by a motor vehicle. He wrote an op-ed in the daily news about street fatalities should be taken as seriously as a flu epidemic.

Sadik-Khan and Bloomberg have made New York safe: The battle against cars has saved lives BY STEVE HINDY [...]

Taking a beating for riding on the sidewalk

If you get caught in Central Park running a red light, you may get a $270.00 ticket by the NYPD as part of their “Operation Safe Cycle.” If you get caught in the Bronx, you might also catch a beating.

From the NY Daily News: Cops beat me up for riding on the sidewalk: [...]

Battle of the Bike Lane, Joel Epstein and more.

Joel Epstein is a reporter who’s covers bike related issues.

Here is his latest article in Huff Post, talking about our local politicians tone-deafness towards real sustainable change and the battle over a bike lane.

The Bike Lane Battle of the Bulge By: Joel Epstein Communications and public affairs professional and urbanist Posted: February [...]

New page dedicated to the “Crackdown.”

Over the weekend I developed a separate page on this blog to deal with the NYPD crackdown on cyclists that they are calling, “Operation Safe Cycle.” Kind of like saying, “Operation Iraqi Freedom.” Yeah right. Not safe for your wallet if you get a $270.00 ticket for failing to stop at one of [...]

Potholes or Money Pits

Looks like the city is spending more on pothole repair then bike infrastructure. Latest from Gothamist.

Extra Pothole Filling Costs More Than NYC Bike Lane Budget By John Del Signore on Feb 17, 2011

For drivers, bad potholes are typically more costly than they are dangerous, but for cyclists they can be [...]

Crackdown news roundup

The latest news on the current direction the NYPD and certain city officials are taking towards cyclists is rather endless. I’m striving to make bikeblognyc an archive so I’m compiling news articles into more of a news feed. Here are the latest developments. Not all of this “crackdown news” is negative to cycling…their [...]