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Did everbody see this? The latest in the NYPD embarassing harassment of bike riders.
Jasmijn Rijcken, the general manager of VANMOOF bicycles in Amsterdam was in town at the end of April to attend the New Amsterdam bicycle show in NYC. The NYPD welcomed her to our fair city by almost writing her a ticket for, get this: “riding with too short a skirt.” The police said it was a distraction to motorists. Read more by Noah Kazis from Streetsblog.org.
Liz Patek, of the NYC freedom cyclists facebook group has put a call out for:
“Short Skirt Celebration Ride/Love the Broadway Bike”.
Great video from Casey Neistat about getting a ticket for: “not riding in the bike lane.”
Forget Anthony and his Weiner, even bigger monumental news for NYC…
More from Streetfilms.org
Ron is an MFA in design from the SVA (School of Visual Arts) He decided to take a graphic approach to the issues of coexistence of street users in NYC, between pedestrians, motorists and cyclists.
He studied one particular intersection in NYC during a summer of 2010 and created the site blog.ronconcocacola.com to further explain his project.
Here is an interesting video showing some fairly bad behavior from cyclists.
He created this project as Ron puts it, “By focusing on one intersection as a case study, my video aims to show our interconnection and shared role in improving the safety and usability of our streets.
Johnny asked me if I could post this:
It happened between the hours of 7:30AM-9:30AM this morning (6/6/11) right outside my apartment in Fort Greene. I’m on Cumberland between DeKalb and Lafayette. It was a black single speed Raleigh One Way. I’d had European style handlebars out on the bike. The ID was U72U19535. I have just called the cops and they are coming now so I can file a report. I bought the bike on FRIDAY. It was locked to the fence in front of the brownstone I live at with a U-Lock and the wire it came with.
It’s June, it’s hot and great weather for biking. Unfortunately members of our city council and community boards still haven’t embraced the green future of biking and continue to throw up obstacles to advancements in infrastructure and the aims of getting more people on bikes here in NYC.
25 year old Queens City Councilman Eric Ulrich who was trying to bring us a bill registering all cyclists recently had a bad dream. He wrote about it on twitter and then later took it back. According to Gothamist he tweeted: “Had a nightmare last night that NYCDOT installed a bike lane on my block. #ohthehorror.”
Read more in Gothamist.
Meanwhile New York City commuters have nightmares of their own as they are continuely mowed down in the streets by reckless motor vehicles.
Last Friday a collision of two vans sent a 53 year old grandmother to the hospital in critical condition, right in Ulrich’s backyard of Ozone Park Queens.
More from ABC news.
And June 4th a 16-year-old music prodigy student, Aileen Chen was fatally killed on her bike in Brooklyn.
Meanwhile, Brooklyn Spoke has been following the Ulrich tweets and points out how the city councilman retracted the tweet and when confronted on it, told his followers to: #getalife.
Read more at: BrooklynSpoke.wordpress.com.
In community board bike news, L magazine reports on how Bob Cassara, member of the community board that serves Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights, was rewarded for trying to bring up a rejected bike lane in his neighborhood, by being booted of the community board. So much for trying to get a bike lane.
Read more here.
Brooklyn by Bike, has a new ride this Sunday 6/12/11
Sunday June 12th @ 12 noon. Meet at Grand Army Plaza under the arch and weâ€™ll ride over to the Governorâ€™s Island ferry for the Figment festival! Youâ€™ll be free to ride around on this car free island or join us for a picnic in Noland Park. Several groups will be combining for this event.
For more info and RSVP go here.
Just got this from Julie Buchik
I wanted to let you know about a stolen bike. My Nishiki Prestige road bike was taken from the lobby of my apartment building at South 2nd and Union St in Williamsburg. (6/1/11) It was U-locked to a pipe (as you can see in one of the photos). It is purple, the frame is scratched up and it has some stickers: Affinity (the “A”), Monster Trak, and Regulators. It’s a 10 speed road bike with all old parts including a shimano derailleur. The last time I saw it was two nights ago when that photo was taken. Estimated time of theft is between day of June 1st and evening of June 2nd. The other pic of it is from 2 years ago when it was new-ish but you get a really good idea of what it looks like there.
Please let me know if you are able to post this. My name is Julie Buchik, (917) 945-7733, firstname.lastname@example.org.