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Bike lanes are not experiments. Lets be heard!

Time to get involved and make our voices heard that we want sustainable, safer infrastructure for bicycles in NYC. This means telling local politicians and our community boards that they should get with the program instead of bringing out their “Big Gun” Lawyers.

Community Board 6 which covers Cobble Hill, Prospect Park and [...]

Only in America-poll

Only in America, with our car culture running so deep to the days of Henry Ford and Robert Mosses would our politicians like Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz bash bike lanes.

Infrastructure that has already been approved by the city council, local community boards, been painted, constructed and reviewed by the DOT.

Here [...]

Send in the clowns, Marty our borough president

According to Streetsblog’s Ben Fried, “Earlier this week, friends and family members of traffic violence victims wrote to Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, asking him to stop standing in the way of street improvements to make walking and biking safer. They had lost loved ones and seen lives disrupted by crashes that could have [...]

Sign a petition for bicycle love

Our local politicians are still at it. Trying to find angles by jumping on the perception that their constituents are anti-bike and the infrastructure the DOT has proved for them.

Here is a recent report from Transportation Alternatives and how you can fight back:

As reported by the New York Post, Staten Island [...]

Sign of the times

How the recent “NYPD crackdown” on cyclists has made people feel like crap and realizing:

“HOW NYC SUCKS in 2011″

Writer Alec Hall got a $270.00 ticket for riding his bike in the auto-free (for most of the day) Central Park. I mean of all the places to be riding your bicycle? That bicycle [...]

Stand up to Ulrich and bicycle freedom

Want to take a stand against Councilmen Ulrich and his proposed legislation to register all cyclists over the age of 18?

Transportation Alternatives is making it easy to send a message.

Stand Up Against the Anti-Bicycling Proposal Expiration Date: December 31, 2011 Action Type: e-fax

Stand Up Against the Anti-Bicycling Proposal! Send an [...]

Backlash responders

Here are a few opinion pieces from both sides of the bike lane.

Ben Shepard is an author, teacher and volunteer for the environmental action group Time’s Up. He recently wrote an op-ed in the Brooklyn Paper about the recent ticket blitz and safer streets in NYC.

January 14, 2011 / Perspective Focus on [...]

Come support biking in NYC

Hey there bike community. We need your help and we need to be heard. Brooklyn Community Board 6, in the district of the contested Prospect Park Bike Lane will be the place for the DOT to present the findings of their survey about the lane and it’s impact on the neighborhood.

Bike lanes seem [...]

Press on Marty’s Golden bike action

A press release from Time’s Up.

Time’s Up! Love Your Lane Bike Clowns serenade Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz with singing telegrams, and deliver a “Golden Bicycle” Holiday Gift.

Excellent Gothamist posts on the yesterday’s Time’s Up! action with awesome video and photos (by Adrian Kinlock) links:

Gothamist

YouTube video [...]

Video of the golden bike gift giving to Marty.

Here is a quick video from yesterdays gift giving fest to Marty Markowitz. Huge thanks to Peter Shapiro who shot and edited this.