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Cyclists fined while motorists kill freely

Just to accentuate the point of the inequality of treatment of the vehicles on the streets of New York City comes a story from Gothamist.

While bicycle activist group, Times Up has been busy trying to draw attention to the fact that the NYPD is finding no criminality towards motorists in the recent deaths [...]

Criminal Suspect Artwork for Criminal Suspect Motorists

Last night 7 memorials were painted on the streets where pedestrians and cyclists have recently been killed in what’s seems to be a wave of car violence.

These markers are part of a tour lead by Time’s Up called the “Criminality Suspect Ride” to draw attention to these recent tragedies and a lack of [...]

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 [...]

Mayor Bloomberg declares bikes are more important than cars

This just in…Mayor Bloomberg is also a radical zealot like our D.O.T. Commissioner JSK. At a recent meeting of transportation authorities he declared bikes are more important then cars.

More from Gothamist: Cyclists Are More Important Than Cars, Bloomberg Declares By: John Del Signore October 26th, 2012

Today Mayor Bloomberg made an appearance [...]

Tacks and Tickets, another ride in NYC

It’s hard enough taking the challenge of cycle commuting here in “The Big City.”

Somedays we have to deal with angry people who place tacks on our pathways.

Take for instance, last week when owner of Samurai Messenger Company and 13 year veteran messenger, Joshua Weitzner makes this chilling find on the 59th St. [...]

NYC bike news cycle

Here are a bunch of NYC bike news that I decided to group into one post.

How about that bike sharing? Guys? Delays in Chicago could be similar to what’s taking so long here.

Chicago Delay Fuels Concern About New York Bike Sharing –NY Times

Here are a couple stories from the Brooklyn [...]

Citibike bike share delayed from July to August, but has demos.

According to Streetsblog, and Gothamist, the much anticipated NYC Bike sharing program, will be delayed from July (which is already half over) to August.

The source of this came from the Citibike twitter feed, @CitibikeNYC for those following along.

Streetsblog reporter, Noah Kazis explains more in this article:

Citi Bike Launch Pushed Back [...]

Bike Love…and hate, week in review.

Well NYC is getting a lot of bike love these days. Eclectic artist, musician and avid cyclist, David Bryne, wrote a piece in Sunday’s NY Times endorsing the bike sharing program coming to NYC in a month. (Citibike.)

Opinion This Is How We Ride

“This summer the city’s Department of Transportation inaugurates [...]

New Bike$hare

Now that the new $41 million sponsored bike sharing program has been announced its had a little time to sink in. One of the resounding concerns with the new system is cost, with this being the most expensive share in the world. That’s so weird for NYC…not.

A number of news agencies have already [...]

Manhattan bridge back to normal

Looks like things are returning to normal on the Manhattan bridge, starting March 5th. Bikers will return to the North side path and pedestrians will take the South (or at least that’s what the signs say-people tend to ignore those.)

Here is more from Gothamist’s John Signore:

On Monday, March 5th, balance [...]