Finally all of Time’s Up and Transportation Alternatives hard work has paid off…at least for a this summer.
Starting Monday, July 8th (Today) Central Park, above 72nd Street will be closed to cars until Labor Day. Definitely an issue both advocacy groups have been battling for decades.
Here is a press release from the [...]
New events from TrackorDieNYC.com.
From their site:
The sequel to our alley cat series is coming soon. The Winter alley cat is the last race TrackOrDieNYC.com will organize for 2012 and is expected to be the biggest event we have organized in 2012. Having the coveted Chrome Industries Jersey and custom T.O.D/chrome [...]
On a side note, I forgot to include this but one of my readers Al Silber sent me this note that he saw abandon bikes in Central Park. It’s a little late now, because these bikes were seen over the weekend, but maybe it is some insight if you’ve had one of these stolen, [...]
Summer Streets will be back this year, three Saturdays in August, 4th, 11th and the 18th. 7am-1pm…then it’s back to carbon polluting, business as usual.
A massive chunk of Manhattan streets get closed off to motor vehicle traffic and embarrassed by bikers, dancers, joggers and pedestrians.
It’s like what critical mass would be [...]
A couple of community board bike related updates:
Community Board 10 rejected a proposal for a new bike lane in Bay Ridge Brooklyn:
the L magazine.
And Community Board 7 voted 11-0 for a temporary ban on vehicular traffic in Central Park.
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 [...]
Here is the latest on the growing pains of trying to make a car culture obsessed privileged class city a little more bike friendly.
First up, Brooklyn’s own lightning rod of controversy, the Prospect Park West bike lane. (Insert a thunder clap and a frightened horse squel like when mentioning Frau Blucher)
Cyclists organize to fight the ticketing in Central Park. They’ve come up with a plan to change the traffic lights to blinking yellow as to not interrupt the flow of one of the most heavily utilized cycling loops in the city.
Upper East Side Cyclist Fights Central Park Ticket Blitz on Facebook February 23, [...]
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, [...]
34 year old cyclist Brian Dooba claims he was not only hit by an irate SUV but dragged 200ft. last week in Central Park.
The Daily News reports the driver of the vehicle that allegedly hit Brian is a FOX new reporter named Don Broderick.
Daily News article: (photo of Brian Dooba from Daily [...]