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December 9th-Hearing on Biking in NYC

Got this from Transportation Alternatives:

December 9th, 9:30am, 250 Broadway, Committee Room, 14th Floor

The City Council will hold a hearing on bicycling on Dec. 9th to address balancing the needs of cyclists with those of other road users. The hearing will also look at how well the Transportation Department has worked with community [...]

Save Pablo

Pablo Airaldi is a valuable asset to our bike community, as a messenger, hosting events and recently the owner of the vintage and used bike shop in Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpointbikes.com. He’s a knowledgeable and friendly shop owner who is facing deportation on some bs charges. You can help by signing a petition to [...]

Villager article on East Village bike lane protest

Not to leave out the East Village, here is an article from the Villager.

Bicycle-lane foe doesn’t get much traction at demo

By Lincoln Anderson Photo caption: Leslie Sicklick, left, and Jeff Underwood, owner of Continuum Cycles on Avenue B, debated bike lanes at the protest. Underwood thinks bike lanes should be in the [...]

The latest from NY Times on PPW bike lane protest

Here is an article from Bicycle Journalist, J. David Goodman from the New York Times:

Dueling Protests Over a Brooklyn Bike Lane By J. DAVID GOODMAN October 21, 2010, 12:18 pm New York Times-City Room Blog

(photo by: C.S. Muncy for The New York Times) Photo caption: New Yorkers both for and against bike [...]

More info about PPW bike lane actions

From the words of writer, professor, activist and all around concerned citizen of Brooklyn: Ben Shepard:

What: Park Slope Neighbors’ Bike Ride and Walk in Support of the new Prospect Park West bike lanes and pedestrian safety improvements When: 8AM, Thursday, October 21st Where: Meet up at Grand Army Plaza RSVP and share [...]

Bike Lane Protests and survey.

You probably heard, last Friday there was a protest against Mayor Bloomberg’s aggressive campaign of putting in new bike lanes, with a target of the new one on 1st Ave. in Manhattan.

Gothamist covered the action with this story.

(a couple of pro-bike lane supporters, photo by: Zoë Schlanger/Gothamist)

I’m sorry, but [...]

Garden action recaps

Activists trying to draw attention to the plight of the community gardens and the need for protected green spaces in NYC got an article in the NY Times for their recent Paul Revere ride.

(photo by David Goldman, NY Times)

The Bulldozers Are Coming’: Garden Crusaders Hop on Their Bikes

By COLIN MOYNIHAN [...]

Community Garden’s ride makes the press

Time’s Up plan to bike ride around the city tonight and draw attention for the plight of community gardens makes the NY Daily News:

Cyclists’ advocacy group Times Up! plans to protest outside Mayor Bloomberg’s townhouse BY Simone Weichselbaum DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Thursday, July 29th 2010, 4:00 AM

(photo by Hagen for [...]

Sign the petition in support of Prospect Park West Bike lane

Apparently Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz isn’t on board with safer streets and a greener future. He’s trying to rally his rich friends who live in the Prospect Park Neighborhood and win political favors by meeting in private to remove the new Prospect Park West bike lane.

Please sign this petition put forward by [...]

Follow up on possible Ghost bike removal

The city heard the outcries of families of loved ones killed by motor vehicles and decided not to remove the ghost bike memorials.

NY Daily News story: City nixes plan to remove ‘ghost bike’ tributes after outcry from families of dead cyclists BY Frank Lombardi and Katie Nelson DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERS Monday, June [...]