Squid of Cyclehawk
posted this video of the start of last weekends NYC’s Cranksgiving,
Squid of Cyclehawk
Squid of Cyclehawk
Wal-Mart employee trampled to death in Long Island. I hope it was worth it for your new plasma tv.
Good to see these hard economic times have made people re-evaluate their spending habits and are learning to save.
Paul is the executive director of Transportation Alternatives
According to Streetsblog, New York University has started a bike sharing program.
article by: Brad Fried
The NYU system consists of 30 bikes and two stations — a dorm at 7th street and a bike parking lot behind Tisch Hall. Lindsi Seegmiller, the student who coordinated much of the program, says she got the bikes almost-new from Hub Station, which used them for free rentals during Summer Streets. To borrow one, students or faculty make a reservation online. Then at the station they swipe their NYU ID, opening a cabinet that holds the key to a chain lock attached to the bike they reserved.
In May, Seegmiller told Streetsblog that she hopes the program will expand and get the University, which runs its own bus service, to think more about biking.
Count up-and-coming livable streets advocates like Seegmiller as one reason to be thankful this year. What’s on your “I’m thankful for/I’d be more thankful if” list? Enjoy the holiday, we’ll see you Monday.
Financial times are tough for many, but through the power of community, we CAN make a difference.
A holiday bike ride to collect toys and warm clothing for families in need. Benefits Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services
Saturday December 13, 2008 :: 11:00 AM
Bring a new unwrapped toy or article of warm clothing. Donated gifts will support Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services.
Come dressed in your finest holiday duds with decorated bicycles and get a chance to win fabulous prizes!
Holiday tunes played from C.I.C.L.E.â€™s on-board sound system will fill the air as we wind through scenic South Pasadena on a short five-mile ride that will make stops at pre-placed collection boxes to retrieve donations with cargo bikes and bike trailers.
People that cannot attend the ride may deliver their donation(s) to these participating merchants through December 12.
Papa Don’s Deli — 303 Pasadena Ave., South Pasadena (626) 799-8397
This ride is part of C.I.C.L.E.â€™s Urban Expeditions ride series, and is a great way for the beginning or novice cyclist to experience all of the joys of city bicycling in a relaxed and carefree environment. Participants 18 and younger are required to wear a helmet and must be escorted by a parent or guardian. Children 9 and younger should be on a tag-a-long, bike trailer, tandem, or other safe child-carrying device. This ride is free to all, and fully supported. For more information call 323.478.0060.
Visit www.cicle.org or call 323.478.0060 for more information
Steve Green informed me of this latest victory.
Article in the Telegraph UK:
Critical mass can carry on cycling
The law lords throw out what they saw as an attempt by Scotland Yard to ban a monthly bike-ride through the streets of London.
By Joshua Rozenberg
There is no need for the organizers of a mass cycle ride to give the police notice of their planned destination when there are no organizers and the destination is unplanned, the law lords ruled today.
Englandâ€™s highest court allowed an appeal by Desmond Kay, an environmental educator and performing artist who is a regular participant in the monthly Critical Mass Cycle Ride. For the background, see my earlier report here.
Michael Fordham QC, for Mr Kay, had challenged a ruling by the Court of Appeal that would have allowed the Metropolitan Police to ban the ride, as one of the law lords put it. Lord Brown said he had referred to it as a ban even though the police said they wanted only to know where the riders would be going.
Read the rest of the article Here.
HO! HO! HO!….Beaaatch!
Finish Racer# Name City
1 – #31 Doug NYC
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Friday, November 28th, is the the Buy Nothing Day Dance Party in Union Square followed by
Traditionally, the day after Thanksgiving is the biggest shopping day of the year…but seeing as we gave Wall Street the biggest present of them all, bailing them out for stealing all our money…I say we BUY NOTHING.
Buy Nothing Day 2008: Dance Your Debt Away!
Info on Dance Your Debt Away party:
For more info on other events around BUY NOTHING DAY, check out Adbusters, handy guide.