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2nd Annual Bike the Branches, 5/17/14

Like any public institution in America, they face a growing threat from the corporate mono-culture who seeks out the bottom line in it’s never ending race to the bottom. The model tends to be proclaim the institution is failing and can only be saved by modern technology and being run by some sort of [...]

New Bailout Savior of CitiBikes…Donald Trump?

This just in, the financially struggling Citibikes (Citibikenyc.com) bike share may have a new savior…Donald Trump. The megalomanic with the perfect hair wants to add to his empire and use the bike share as a vehicle to advertise his conservative agenda.

WNYC’s Brian Lehrer and Transportation Alternatives executive director, Paul Steely White have more on this new development from today’s Brian Lehrer Show.

The Brian Lehrer Show
A New Citi Bike Savior: Donald Trump?


Trump in LV (Getty)
The WNYC transportation team has seen early copies of a report on how the financially troubled Citi Bike program could be rescued by real estate mogul Donald Trump. Paul Steely White of Transportation Alternatives discusses the initial proposal for “Trump Wheels” and what it means for bikers all over New York City.

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Spring is Coming–Please.

Sent to me by Toby Miller.

TheCitiBikes are about to bloom. Hopefully.

D.O.T commissioner Polly Trottenberg was on Brian Lehrer a few weeks ago but wasn’t divulging any details about a bike share expansion.

Listen to her interview: here.

It’s Electric–boogie woogie woogie, No, It’s illegal.

(photo from: getoffmybikelane.com ) Alright you finally decided to ride in the bike lane and help be another person that is actually using the infrastructure that the city has provided to make biking easier in NYC. After dodging the confused cars turning into them, the pedestrians thinking it’s an extension of their cell phone [...]

Bikelash round up

Dateline 3/24/11. Our old pal the Prospect Park West Bike lane is still blowing up the news like the crazed tweets of Martin Sheen’s son, well maybe not that popular. (Charlie Sheen does have 3,141,447 followers on twitter.)

WNYC’s Brian Lehrer couldn’t resist the opportunity since the cover spread in NY Magazine. Yesterday [...]

Brian Lehrer talking about bike crackdown

WNYC’s Brian Lehrer talked about the bicycle crackdown in NYC in his morning show.

He asked if people have been given tickets during the official crackdown…I left this comment:

“It’s one thing if the NYPD can differentiate between obnoxious cycling breaking the law and being unsafe to pedestrians such as riding on the [...]

Hal Ruzal gives anti-bike theft tips on Brian Lehrer.

NYC talk show host and bicycle commuter had his first bike stolen in 25 years last weekend.

Really sorry to hear that Brian.

In response he had on the Brian Lehrer show, Hal Ruzal, bicycle guru from one of the oldest bike shops in NYC, Bicycle Habitat (244 Lafayette St-NYC) Hal had some [...]

Friday-Twitter Round Up.

Brian Lehrer had a good show on today about Twitter. From the site: “Farhad Manjoo, Slate’s technology columnist and the author of True Enough: Learning To Live in a Post-Fact Society talks about what Twitter means and how different groups use it. “

Listen to the show here.

Yes, I have [...]

Bike Sharing in NYC.

The Department of City Planning, bet you didn’t know we even had this organization, has just released a feasibility report on the possibility of having a Paris-like bike sharing program in NYC. (although I can’t seem to find the report)

However,

Paul Steely White, executive director of Transportation Alternatives was on WNYC’s [...]

MTA makes train cars more bike-friendly

MTA adds bike hooks on their M7 trains according to Aaron Naparstek of Streetsblog.

Perhaps this is the beginning of a seamless relationship for people who want to combine their commutes with the MTA. you can send comments about these hooks at: surveys@mnr.org.

This is a prime time to get feedback to the [...]