I can’t imagine why any Iraqi’s would be upset with President Bush?Â But the shoes went flying at the lame duck on his suprise visit to Baghdad.Â Don’t worry the President wasn’t hurt and still has no sole.Â But if the shoe fits…wear it.
Next to their Gas Guzzling SUV’s….
picture of: City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and her city-owned Chevy Suburban.
taken from another article by Ben Fried from streets Blog.org
Make way for more budget cuts…including for bicycle infrastructure.
Article: City Council Proposes Slashing Funds for Bike Network
New bike infrastructure in New York City could be on the chopping block as the City Council and Mayor Bloomberg revise spending projections downward. On Sunday, Speaker Christine Quinn and the City Council released $495 million in proposed budget cuts over the next two years, including an item that would slash spending on bike network expansion in half. DOT’s bike network funds would drop from $9.6 million to $4.8 million in 2009, and from $11 million to $5.5 million in 2010. Download this PDF and scroll down to the first item numbered 841, “Reduce Bike Network Development Funding.”
Here’s a bunch of videos to pass the time away…
We are going to be geared toward the commuter and the urban cyclist. I’ll carry lots of blinkey’s, fenders, hoody’s, and wool clothing. My bike’s will be old, classic rebuilds. Steel, solid, comfortable, and reliable. I may carry some new bikes in the future. But we’ll see.
I’m opening for the first time tomorrow, but as of right now, it will only be for repairs. I hope to be able to expand the retail part in a month or so.
Best of luck to you Brian.
(Wow, nice to see all these new bicycle stores…keep it up)
Jefferson Siegel recently filed this report in the Villager about newly constructed bike lanes on 8th Ave.
New protected bicycle lanes are rolled out on Eighth Ave.
From â€œItâ€™s stupid!â€ to â€œIâ€™m thrilled!â€ reactions to the new section of the Eighth Ave. bike lane, which is nearing completion, ran the gamut last week.
The roughly four-block-long protected lane, running from Bank St. to 14th St. and incorporating a â€œcycle trackâ€ design that physically separates cyclists from motor vehicles, is the latest bike path to engender such rants and raves.
Opinions split pretty much down party lines, with cyclists welcoming the protection for their commutes while local businesses criticized the loss of curbside space.
â€œIâ€™m thrilled,â€ said East Villager Emilie Kapp, who was pedaling home from classes at the New School for Drama on Washington St. â€œItâ€™s a blessing for people who bike all over. Itâ€™s nice to have a street you can feel safe on.â€
Kapp had had a close call earlier that morning on the unprotected bike lane on W. Ninth St. A driver pulled into the bike lane without looking, cutting her off.
â€œInstead of hitting him, I swerved and hit another car,â€ Kapp said as she held up a bruised right hand.
Due to the physical nature of the area, with short blocks and several westbound streets, cyclists on this stretch of Eighth Ave. will not be completely separated from cars. On the block near Horatio St., for example, bike riders will share a lane with cars entering and exiting a gas station. White â€œsharrows,â€ or shared arrows, painted on the roadway, will alert cars and cyclists that they are in a shared lane.
read the rest of the article here.
There’s a new bike shop in town…uptown.
a message from the owners:
Harlem has a new bike shop located at 2119 Frederick Douglass Blvd. (btwn 114th and 115th). Owned and operated by Harlem resident and bike enthusiast, Oye Carr. MODSquad Cycles is a full-service family-friendly bicycle shop. We cater to all levels of cyclists with a broad selection of road and commuting bikes, single speed, time trial, and kids bikes. In addition, MODSquad Cycles specializes in women’s fit, clothing, and gear. MODSquad is the one-stop shopping venue for all family biking needs including: balance bikes, tricycles, infant seats and trailers.
Grand Opening and Sale:
.Who is there to document police misconduct during a protest or critical mass?
The I-Ball: A Benefit for I-Witness Video
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I’m sure you don’t have better things to do than be on the internet all day long. But while you’re looking for that new job at Lehman Brothers…let me know who is out there.