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Bike Lane Debate in the Times

Here are some good talking points for the holiday table for New Yorkers, especially if you are a biker and family and friends want to challenge you about the new 250 miles of bike lanes that have been installed. The New York Times has brought together five writers and advocates for livable streets who [...]

Love your lanes Marty, Love your lanes!

In the federal government, the Democrats and Republicans have divided themselves further away, bickering over tax breaks for billionaires and mandatory health reform. Big government, small government, let’s just fight and hold the financial future of hard working Americans hostage until Sarah Palin is done with her reality show and can figure out how [...]

Bike lanes, keep coming

I know, there’s a whole lot of emphasis on bike lanes in this town. As if they are some sort of litmus test for gauging weather we can function more like a European city, less dependent on motor vehicle transportation. To the seasoned cyclist who’s been biking in NYC long before we had green [...]

Time’s Up in the news

The longest running bicycle activist and education group in NYC, Time’s Up, made the news twice in one week for their hard work and dedication.

KICKING ASS!

First to the Daily News with this article on the battle for the Kent Ave. Bike lane.

No more lane excuses Bikes & cars will peacefully co-exist [...]

Bike Lane Clown ride and pillow fight-NYC

Those whacky bike lane liberating clowns are at it again. DON’T BE A FOOL. Last week it was a pie fight, this time its pillows.

TIME’S UP! FOOL’S RIDE: Don’t be fooled! Bike lanes are for bikes! Saturday, April 4th, 2pm Meet at the Brooklyn Side of the Williamsburg Bridge bike path, Continental Army [...]

Stop Clowning around with the Bike Lanes.

Feeling the pressure from an irate Hasidic Jewish community in Brooklyn who don’t have enough places to park their mini-vans, the city council is trying to remove bike lanes.

Well, the Clowns have a thing or two to say about that:

BICYCLE CLOWN BRIGADE: BROOKLYN LOVES BIKE LANES! Wednesday, December 17th, 8:30 a.m. [...]

Report on 8th Ave. Bike Lane

Jefferson Siegel recently filed this report in the Villager about newly constructed bike lanes on 8th Ave.

Villager photo by Jefferson Siegel A cyclist pedaling in traffic heading north on Eighth Ave. at 14th St. last week avoided the new cycle-track bike lane, at right. Only cars turning left can enter the cycle-track [...]

Game of Chicken in Kent Ave. Bike Lanes

The change in infrastructure, especially catering to one self-serving and benign like the bicycle, never comes easy. Especially when an orthodox set of religious jews are involved who want things to change about as much as Andy Rooney wants to find some relevant material. But you ever notice that such a pious and old-world [...]