Norman Siegel has always fought for the bikes in NYC.
Now its time to fight for him.
There will be a fundraiser for his campaign as NYC public advocate tonight.
An Invitation To
A Comedy/Music Fundraiser
at The Yippie Museum
9 Bleecker Street
New York, NY 10012
Refreshments will be served
Thursday, June 18, 2009 @ 8:00pm
Tickets- $20.00 Suggested
or $10 if you’re low on funds.
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I got sent this news report on the DOT’s “Look” campaign.
It is an awareness campaign to highlight the work of the
The New York City Bicycle Safety Coalition which was formed in 2006 in response to a 40% increase in cyclist fatalities over the prior year in the five boroughs.
Their motto: “The Coalition is comprised of a range of parties who have one goal in mind: to make the streets safer for everyone.”
Here is the MY9 news report featuring New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan, making us all feel good about bike lanes:
This is kind of an old campaign but just in time for new report which came out rating NYC drivers the most aggressive.
NYC likes to be first and now they can proudly hold the title of: “ROAD RAGE capital of the U.S.” Proudly beating out Miami.
NYC drivers named Americaâ€™s most aggressive
Big Apple overtakes Miami to be voted road rage capital of the U.S.
Image: A taxi drives through a downtown Manhattan
updated 4:42 a.m. ET, Tues., June 16, 2009
NEW YORK – New York has overtaken Miami to be voted the U.S. city with the angriest and most aggressive drivers, according to a survey on road rage released on Tuesday.
Miami topped the annual poll for the last four years but voters in 25 major metropolitan areas gave New Yorkers the prize for angriest, most aggressive drivers who tailgate, speed, honk their horns, overreact and lose their tempers.
The response of New Yorkers to bad drivers also helped push the city into the top slot for road rage.
There was also a telling fact from a recent GMAC insurance company annual test for drivers and guess who had the lowest scores in the country:
So remember the next time you hear someone bitching about bikers zipping through intersections and not stopping at red lights, remind them that Drivers here can’t even remember what a double yellow line means and are prone to fits of rage.
Hmmm, I know a cure for that…its called riding a bike.
Summer Streets on Vanderbilt will continue until the end of June. This weekend will feature many great activities, including more live music from Meryl Leppard, The Clubs, Lindsay Wolf, and We are the Light on the main stage. In addition, Scandinavian Half-Breeds will be playing music outside of Bike and Board (between Dean and Bergen). LAVA, a dance group, will be performing and teaching classes, and Gymstars Circus Camp will be giving juggling classes. Summer Streets on Vanderbilt will also have arts and crafts for the kids as well as a performance by Music for Aardvarks. As always, local businesses and restaurants will be open for plenty of great shopping and dining.
Summer Streets on Vanderbilt is sponsored by the Vanderbilt Avenue Merchants District and the Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council in conjunction with NYCDOT.
When: Sundays, June 21st and 28th, Noon â€“ 5pm
Where: Vanderbilt Ave from Dean St. to Park Pl., Prospect Heights, Brooklyn