The New York Times had an article on the rise of bicycling in New York City. An annual report from the Department of Transportation says that the popularity rose 35% in 2008. “MORE BIKES”
a bit from the article by Sewell Chan. “Based on figures from an annual count of bicyclists conducted since 1984, the New York City Department of Transportation announced on Thursday that commuter cycling rose a remarkable 35 percent between 2007 and 2008.
The data [pdf] are suggestive, not definitive, but officials said they considered the trend to be genuine.”
One of my favorite blogs for information about urban planning and how that involves the bicycle is moving to St. Paul Minnesota.
From hubandspokes “I am sure regular readers have noticed my posting have been leaning more towards the Twin Cities as of late. Starting in November I will be living there full-time. I have taken a job with a community development organization in St. Paul. In addition, I’ll be doing some blogging over at TC streets for people in a few weeks.”
OUTTA THE BUSH POST ELECTION RIDE
Wednesday, November 5, 6:30 p.m.
Union Square Park North
After the election results come in, let’s ring in the new era on bikes! No matter who’s in and who’s out, the cause of non-polluting transportation and sustainable cities is here to stay. Be prepared to revel and shout or whimper and pout. Let’s make sure our new president hears us loud and clear. Bring kazoos, noisemakers, party hats and bells and lets get outta the Bush and ride into the future!
on Sunday November 2nd, Time’s Up will be honoring the dead.
Day of the Dead Ride
November 2nd, 2008
Meet in front of the Cemetery at 74 Second Street (between First and Second Ave)-Manhattan
Join us for a Day of the Dead ride as we celebrate cyclists, both present and past.
Day of the Dead is a holiday that originated in Mexico to celebrate friends and relatives who have passed on. Join us for a Day of the Dead ride as we celebrate cyclists, both present and past.
We will bike and dance our way through the East Village, visiting ghost bikes,honoring the memory of those who have been killed, and demanding safe streets so that future riders can ride peacefully in a sustainable city. Wear bright, festive colors and bring gifts of paper flowers and sugar skulls to offer the dead in their journey of the infinite bike lane!