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Video Fridays 3/7/14

We’ll I moved apartments and no it didn’t fit on a cargo bike.

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Things have been a little chaotic but we’re back in the South Slope right around the corner form Mayor DeBlasio.

So let’s watch some bike videos:

Title:All-City Frostbike Snowball
Seen on: Urban Velo

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Title: Wolfpack Hustle Unified
Seen on: Urban Velo
Description: The kids at Wolfpack Hustle just released this Unified Title promo video, kicking off the 2014 Marathon Crash Race series with the upcoming race going down on the 9th of March (which is now cancelled.) If it’s too late for you to jump into the crash race, get in on all the future action and still compete for the Unified Title.

Get all the necessary info at Wolfpack Hustle.

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Title: Summer Long
Seen on: Urban Velo
Description: Appropriate for Hinamatsuri …This is a very nice video that features Above Bike Store in Kawasaki. Check out photos from our recent visit.
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Title: One Day Bike Messenger
Seen on: Urban Velo

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Title:Upright Cyclist-Jacob Hashimoto
Seen on: Urban Velo
Description:
Brooklyn-based artist Jacob Hashimoto travels the world installing art exhibitions. And when he does he brings a variety of bicycles. See more at uprightcyclist.com

Continue reading Video Fridays 3/7/14

StreetsPAC is launched.

When I think of the acronym PAC or Political Action Commitee, I think of guys like this:

Sheldon Adelson, billionaire casino magnet who was one of the largest campaign funders to a super PAC for Mitt Romney’s loosing campaign. Ah, money can’t buy everything.

Then I think of this great political folly [...]

NIMBY protest of one against bike sharing.

Looks like not everyone is down with the new bike sharing program. One disgruntled neighbor decided to stage a sit down in Tribeca where crews were trying to install the bike docking stations.

This comes from Aaron Naparstek ( @Naparstek )

Hmmmm, I wonder if the police will react the same way to this [...]

Words matter. Aaron Naparstek says No Accident.

Aaron Naparstek is a writer, scholar and cycling advocate. He is the founder and editor of the alternative transportation watchdog and news blog: Streetsblog.

He has just published a piece on use of language when involved with motor vehicle crashes, specifically those involved with cyclists and pedestrians. Words matter and have a [...]

Aaron Naparstek on Brooklyn Politics Podcast

Check out this great interview with streetsblog.org creator and blogger, Aaron Naparstek, on Brooklynpolitics.com.

Aaron does an informative job of explaining the recent controversy behind the Prospect Park West bike lane and the basics behind the Department of Transportation pushing a more bike friendly agenda with NYC’s streets.

Find our more, here. [...]

Tragic twists, crackdown 2011

In a case of tragic irony… Cyclists are continuing to be penalized for such heinous offenses as running red lights in auto-free times in Central Park and “not riding in the bike lane,” during the NYPD’s crackdown 2011.

Meanwhile Motorists are continuing to kill and seriously maim pedestrians and bikers with such acts as, [...]