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Spring Has Sprung-Events from Time’s Up.

03/20/14

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Announcements:

SPRING IS HERE!

It’s time to come out of hibernation and join the fun and exciting world of Time’s Up.
The weather is getting better and there’s lots of great ways to spread the Velo Love like blossoming flowers.

Time’s Up is kicking things off with a great event. Time to wash off this brutal winters grime and dirt you’ve been building up like a badge of honor on your ride.

SPRING TUNING.
Free pop-up bicycle workshop in the back yard of the Diamond Bar, with Beer.

Tools, bike stands, a washing station (w/ parts-washing station) and a couple of bike mechanics will be there.

Show your weather-worn bike some love.

Sunday, March 23rd 2014
The Diamond-43 Franklin St. Brooklyn, NY 11222
(between Quay and Cayler Street)
Greenpoint.

Facebook event page.

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On Going events:

Time’s Up! Movie Night!
Every 2nd Thursday
Free entrance and popcorn (vegan)
local beer available
7:30pm doors, 8:00pm screening
XUP Brooklyn Space, 99 S. 6th Street-Williamsburg (off of Bedford Ave-right under the Williamsburg Bridge)

April 8th:
FUNNY BIKE SHORTS
Celebrate April Fools and oncoming warmer bike weather with a night of weird and humorous short bike films.

May 13th:
LINE OF SIGHT
Gripping, first-person footage of Alleycat races from around the world. From the helmet camera mastery of rider/film maker Lucas Brunelle.
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Time’s Up! is a 20-year-old nonprofit, grassroots environmental organization working to make New York City- and the world- a healthier and more sustainable place to live. All of our events and campaigns are free and open to the public- educational and fun bike rides, bike repair workshops, movie nights and presentations, community garden workdays and outreach, bike and public space advocacy and more.

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A Triumph…CARS OUT OF CENTRAL PARK…for a the Summer.

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 [...]

Winter events from TrackorDieNYC

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 [...]

Crackdown continues, Central Park and elsewhere

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, [...]

NY Waterway and Summer Streets

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 [...]

Community Board bike update

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.

the Examiner.

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 [...]

backlash and crackdown crackups

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)

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Cyclists in Central Park get organized

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, [...]

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, [...]