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Check me out in Urban Velo 11

Look for some new things for Bikeblognyc, now entering it’s 5th year of blogging.
I will conducting a survey soon to find out more about the bicycle community at large and ways to make this blog a more informative resource on uban bike culture.

Check out the latest issue of Urban Velo, available for free pdf download here.

and learn more about this great blog and zine at: Urbanvelo.org

oh yeah, and I got a little plug in the latest issue:

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Hello, we’re back…

Looking for new things in 2009.
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Maxwell is excited and very glad Bush is going to be gone in 18 days.

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Speaking of Obama, the Philly Velo Club is having a ride from Philadelphia to DC for the Inauguration.

Start Time:
Tuesday, January 20, 2009 at 7:00am
End Time:
Wednesday, January 21, 2009 at 7:00am
Location:
U.S. Capitol
From their Facebook page:

“We will ride from Philly to D.C. for Obama’s innaugural event. We may stay someplace overnight and party/celebrate. Details will be forthcoming. We’re currently working on logistics. As always, we welcome any help/input for PVC members.”

Reminder of Memorial Ride

Seems like my times on the calender are incorrect. So I will be fixing them.

Remember that memorial ride is January 4th, 2009. A group ride to pay respect to those killed on bicycle.

The ride meets in different locations throughout the five boroughs and has different start times.

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The rides eventually converge in Manhattan.

A full schedule of the rides, meet-up times and locations is available at ghostbikes.org

Suckapants Santacon

Check out Tod Seelie’s awesome pictures of NYC santacon at
Suckapants.com
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Who will be the new Transportation Secretary

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photo from streetsblog
Well it looks like Obama is going to pick Ray LaHood as the new transportation secretary. Here is what some of the bike blogs have to say about that.

Streetsblog.org saying someone “Not” to get too excited about.

Bike Portland reports on mixed views.

tell me what you think…

Your Duty to Consume…

He said Duty…ha ha.

Learn about non-essential consumerism at
Bonfireofbrands.com

Santarchy all over the place.

Here is a video from the Midnight Ridazz Santacon in LA. On Bikes.

December 8th, 2008

And California Burner and Blogger Artpredator
reports the Santas will also be on bikes in Ventura or as she likes to call it Ventucky…

Saturday, 20th, 2008
MEET: 12:30 PM SAN JON ROAD ALLEY PARKING LOT NEAR THOMPSON

Report of Clown ride, Kent Ave.

Here is a report form the clown ride on the Kent Ave. bike lane in Brooklyn from Gothamist.com

One commenter on Gothamist responded about the proposed greenway in Williamsburg, which could be a welcome alternative to inefficient bike lanes. Included is a link to the brooklyn greenway website.

#2: There is a proposed greenway from Greenway to Redhook that has been on the drawing board for a long, long time.

I can’t remember if Kent is actually part of that greenway or not but people have been trying to get a safe path from north to south brooklyn through for years.

There’s details here:
Brooklyngreenway.org

Officer Pogan, pleads “not guilty”

Rookie Cop, Patrick Pogan, 23, pleaded not guilty on Tuesday. He was released without bail and ordered to return to court on February 4, according to The Associated Press.

The video of officer Pogan’s assault on cyclist Christopher Long got over a million and a half views on Youtube which illustrates the powerful effect of capturing these incidents on video.

More about how that can cut both ways from this recent NY Times article

Transportation Alternatives Brooklyn Commitee

Get involved in making Brooklyn more bike friendly and come to the Transportation Alternatives Brooklyn Committee Meeting.

Thursday, December 18th at 7:00pm
at the Soda Bar-629 Vanderbilt (between St. Marks and Prospect Place)
Prospect Heights.


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The agenda will be working towards 10 projects to work on in 2009, including Kent ave. lanes and a car-free Prospect Park.