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DOT giving away lights, tonight-2 locations

Just saw this of the D.O.T. Twitter feed: (@nyc_dot)

Meet DOT’s #bikenyc team tonight for FREE bike lights! First location: 3rd Ave Bridge, Manhattan side, 5:30-7:30. While supplies last!

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DOT gives away FREE #bikenyc bike lights 2nite! 2nd location: BK side of the Williamsburg Br, S5th + 5th Pl 5:30-7:30. While supplies [...]

NY Mag platform for Bike Lane debate

I don’t have a lot of time for this posting because I’m buried in tax prep. But enough about me…Most of you noticed this huge bike lane article in NY Mag. It’s hard not to notice because it made the cover.

The author, Matthew Shaer, takes an in depth look at the debate [...]

Worksman Bicycles needs our help

I just read this article in Crain’s about Worksman Cycles in Ozone Park Queens:

Queens bike maker seeks big leg up Longtime supplier in race for citywide contract; will deep local roots help? January 30, 2011 5:59 AM By Hilary Potkewitz

Ever since the city’s Department of Transportation started asking for proposals for [...]

DOT commissioner will be at NYCC meeting today

The DOT commissioner, Janette Sadik-Kahn will be speaking at the latest meeting of the New York Cycle Club tonight. This meeting is open to all.

Find out more details here.

Crackdown update

Here are the latest developments in the NYPD’s crackdown on cyclists.

On my way into work today I read a fairly horrifying tweet…

Can this be? $270.00? Right in my neighborhood?

Recently, in the dead of winter, when bicycles are prevailing even with un-plowed streets and cars being abandon during the snowpocolypse, [...]

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 [...]

Staten Island Update

Our on-the-spot reporter, Meredith Sladek, writes about bike related issues, mostly in Staten Island where she resides.

It looks like the DOT is not putting back vital bike lanes on a well traveled route on the Island. Already the most limited borough to ride in, this only makes matters worse.

Her article: Bicycle lane [...]

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 [...]

Sign the petition in support of Prospect Park West Bike lane

Apparently Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz isn’t on board with safer streets and a greener future. He’s trying to rally his rich friends who live in the Prospect Park Neighborhood and win political favors by meeting in private to remove the new Prospect Park West bike lane.

Please sign this petition put forward by [...]

And I would bike 200 miles…

Local officials congratulate themselves for…doing their job.

Well the good news is we are getting more bicycle infastructure.

This in from the dailynews: “With one last dash of paint, New York became the self-proclaimed “bike capital of the nation” Wednesday. City leaders gathered on the Grand Concourse in the Bronx to paint the final [...]