Intro 87, which will become the law: Bikes-in-Buildings effective December 11, will require certain buildings in NYC to allow bicycle commuters to bring their rides into their place of work. This is the first step in a series of necessities for encouraging more bicycle commuting in NYC. Of course, then you have to figure out what to do with your bike at work.
To Start the ball rolling here is a handy guide from New York Magazine:
Not a huge wealth of information but good to see a big city rag like this is realizing the growth potential (marketability) of the bicycle and actually helping people to use them.
Shout out to Amanda Hickman, for a quote.
Here is a sample: Good Morning, Freight Elevator
Before you can store your bike in the conference room, there are some forms to file. How to make it happen.
by: David Sax.
The cityâ€™s new Bicycle Access Law, which comes into effect December 11, requires office buildings to allow bikes on freight elevators, so commuters can store their rides safely indoors. But it also leaves a few questions hangingâ€”like, what do you do with the bike once itâ€™s inside? Maybe your building is already commuter-friendly, with a shared space to lock up bikes during the day. But if itâ€™s not, companies have to file a â€œBicycle Access Planâ€ with their landlordâ€”even after the new law goes into effect. According to the biking-advocacy group Transportation Alternatives, you might have to take matters into your own hands. Hereâ€™s how.
NYCMTB, Trips for Kids Metro NY,, IMBA and NYC Parks present the first annual Highbridge Halloween Trick-or-Treat ride. City and neighborhood youth will have the chance to ride a marked and closed beginner-appropriate loop of the Highbridge mtb trails, stopping at various points along the trail to learn and attempt mountain bike skills, while receiving healthy treats in return.
Location: New York City,NY 10040
Event Location: Highbridge Park dirt jump park in upper Manhattan. Fort George Ace. between Amsterdam and St. Nicholas
Event Start Time: 2pm
Event Type: IMBA-affiliated mountain bike club and Trips for Kids
Contact: Jamie Bogner
Contact Phone: 917-478-4228
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tomorrow is Livestrong day, a national day of awareness and fundraising for the Lance Armstrong Foundation and the fight against cancer.
People all across the country are hosting events.
In Central Park,
LIVESTRONG Central Park Ride
October 02, 2009
6:00pm until 7:00pm
Central Park Engineer’s Gate (East 90th St. & 5th Ave)
1078 5th Ave
New York , NY
Show your true colors by wearing yellow and cycling to raise cancer awareness in this hour-long ride in Central Park. Pace will be moderate and open to all–from the occasional weekend rider to the serious cyclist. We will ride the first mile together to show solidarity for the cause, and then, if necessary, break into fast, moderate, and “relaxed” paced groups. Interested in making a donation to the cause? Bring checks payable to LIVESTRONG. (Donation not required to join event.) Don’t forget to wear yellow and LIVESTRONG!
I got invited to bicycle themed comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater:
“Don’t Honk At Me!”
(from the site) Rambo said that to survive a war you gotta become war. If that war is living in a city, then you have to get on a bike. It’s us versus them, people versus cars, man versus machine. Ryan Karels takes you through the looking glass and into the bike lane. This show is not a musical.
The guys over at urbanvelo.org were wise to get out of there home town of Pittsburgh last weekend. The world’s leaders were gathered for the G20 summit and felt so threatened by a few people demonstrating these silly little things like their constitutional rights that they:
Called in 4000 police officers, used pepper spray, tear gas and sound cannons on people who weren’t even near the delegates.
If you want to protest in America these day’s under the supposed “Hope” and “Change” president Obama, you can expect tactics and behavior like this form law enforcement:
Police dressed in Camoflauge randomly kidnapping you:
Using you for a trophy photo:
(Video of this has been removed from Youtube because of police embarrassment)
and if there aren’t any demonstrators willing to riot…the cops will dress up like them and start the riots themselves: