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Video Fridays 3/7/14

We’ll I moved apartments and no it didn’t fit on a cargo bike.

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Things have been a little chaotic but we’re back in the South Slope right around the corner form Mayor DeBlasio.

So let’s watch some bike videos:

Title:All-City Frostbike Snowball
Seen on: Urban Velo

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Title: Wolfpack Hustle Unified
Seen on: Urban Velo
Description: The kids at Wolfpack Hustle just released this Unified Title promo video, kicking off the 2014 Marathon Crash Race series with the upcoming race going down on the 9th of March (which is now cancelled.) If it’s too late for you to jump into the crash race, get in on all the future action and still compete for the Unified Title.

Get all the necessary info at Wolfpack Hustle.

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Title: Summer Long
Seen on: Urban Velo
Description: Appropriate for Hinamatsuri …This is a very nice video that features Above Bike Store in Kawasaki. Check out photos from our recent visit.
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Title: One Day Bike Messenger
Seen on: Urban Velo

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Title:Upright Cyclist-Jacob Hashimoto
Seen on: Urban Velo
Description:
Brooklyn-based artist Jacob Hashimoto travels the world installing art exhibitions. And when he does he brings a variety of bicycles. See more at uprightcyclist.com

Continue reading Video Fridays 3/7/14

StreetsPAC is launched.

When I think of the acronym PAC or Political Action Commitee, I think of guys like this:

Sheldon Adelson, billionaire casino magnet who was one of the largest campaign funders to a super PAC for Mitt Romney’s loosing campaign. Ah, money can’t buy everything.

Then I think of this great political folly [...]

Bike Sharing…I just can’t get enough, neither can Brooklynspoke, Velojoy and the Snob.

Yes, it’s true, I’m super psyched about bike sharing coming to NYC. Mainly because it puts more people on bicycles and is another viable transportation option, getting my home town one step closer to those other cool cities that have bike sharing, like Paris, Barcelona, Washington, DC and of course Boston.

Actually, my [...]

BrooklynSpoke spies bike share stations in Brooklyn

Doug Gordon of Brooklyn Spoke got a sneak peak at a Citi Bike sharing station in Brooklyn. Here is a recent blog post:

Citi Bike (stations) Come to Brooklyn!

On Saturday, Transportation Alternative’s Paul Steely White nearly broke the Internet when he posted the first picture of a Citi Bike station on a [...]

#bikeSandy relief effort continues

Banner hung on Manhattan Bridge.

Brooklyn Machine Works has donated bike stands to Time’s Up to assist in their construction of pedal powered generators. These were quintessential for charging cell phones in the East Village during the week of power outages caused by hurricane Sandy. They will soon have 10 of these human powered [...]

Best way into the city post-#Sandy, ride a bike.

Imagine this scenario. A devastating hurricane rocks the Eastern seaboard causing major damage, flooding subway tunnels and knocking out power to thousands of NYC residents. You have to get to work and there are no trains. Buses are free, but have massive lines and delays. Take a car? Even more lines and hundreds of [...]

May 18th, Bike to Work Day.

Tomorrow, Friday May 18th is bike to work day, part of bike to work week which is what lead to bike month, according to the League of American Bicyclists.

NPR is documenting this momentous occasion with some online sharing:

Get Ready for Bike to Work Day (and share your photos) By: Bill [...]

Report and appearence from Brookyln Spoke

Doug Gordon runs the amazing informative Brooklynspoke.com blog about local bike politics. He recently posted about the situation with the construction on the Prospect Park West bike lane. Photo via Paul Steely White.

DOT crews installing the new pedestrian islands on Prospect Park West have unearthed the old streetcar lines that used to run [...]

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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