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Love and Hate

Time’s Up had a rocking party on Friday to show love for all cyclists in NYC. Their bash included a chocolate fountain and burlesque dancers, what more do you need.

See more photos here.

Meanwhile the press is continuing to show hate towards cyclists and continuing to tow the party [...]

Backlash responders

Here are a few opinion pieces from both sides of the bike lane.

Ben Shepard is an author, teacher and volunteer for the environmental action group Time’s Up. He recently wrote an op-ed in the Brooklyn Paper about the recent ticket blitz and safer streets in NYC.

January 14, 2011 / Perspective Focus on [...]

Bad Biking faces a crackdown in Brooklyn.

You’d think anyone daring to ride a bike in this weather would be rewarded. Tell that to the NYPD. With fewer of us on many of the un-plowed roadways and bike lanes here in the city, the police have decided to “crackdown” on unlawful biking behavior.

Here is the latest from the Brooklyn Paper.

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Pablo is free

Remember those charges against Pablo Airaldi owner of Greenpoint Bikes? Well after months of court cases and a nasty detention, He’s been freed and all charges dropped.

Here is more from the Brooklyn Paper.

Pablo is Free!

By Aaron Short The Brooklyn Paper January 6th, 2011

The beloved bike messenger [...]

Want a velodrome in Greenpoint Brooklyn?

Saw this on Affinity Cycles blog: Tomorrow is the big day! The city has set the voting date for the selected project finalists to decide who will receive the 6 million dollars of funding which the Newtown Creek Water treatment plant has to pay out for damages its caused to the Greenpoint area. The [...]

Love your lanes–or loose them.

NYC’s bicycle infrastructure, such as creation of bike lanes, seems to happen in a NY minute. Today I blinked and noticed that 2nd Ave’s more traditional class one bike lane has now become a green painted class 2 where the parked cars have been moved into the street. This is in the section of [...]

Article in the Brooklyn Paper

In a world where certain individuals aren’t necessarily reflecting the best attributes of our bike community…not naming any names here.

I’m just trying to keep it positive…and promote a new book project.

Reporter Claire Glass of the Brooklyn Paper sat down with me and wrote a nice article. Thanks Claire for [...]

Cyclist killed in Greenpoint.

I can’t imagine why we would need bike lanes in Brooklyn? Good thing they removed them on Bedford Ave. This is really tragic and my condolences to the family.

Article form Daily News:

Soulful DJ Solange Raulston is killed after being struck by car while riding bike in Brooklyn by Mike Mclaughlin, Mark Morales [...]

Crackdown in Clinton Hill

Ah, the Police are at it again…bored and strapped for cash. Now the latest sting operation moves to Clinton Hill…watch out. Running red lights can cost you $120.00 in fines and do nothing for safety.

Check out this article from May 12th in the Brooklyn Paper. Mike McLaughlin reports from his Mean Streets column. [...]