Back in November, 2010, Michelle Matson and her boyfriend James were seriously injured by a speeding car. After a rather useless investigation by the local police, with a “you should be thankful your alive,” attitude, the couple had to resort to there own information gathering including a flyer campaign, looking for witnesses.
Bike messengers are an integral part of the business world, risking their lives and choosing to do a job on non-polluting forms of transportation.
Recently two messengers were killed in traffic.
Edward Carl Hendrick, killed by a hit-and-run driven in Charlotte.
and here in NYC,
39 year old, Joesph Granati, was killed in [...]
In civilized cities, who recognize the true culprits of danger, (motorists) as seen here in Copenhagen:
(photo by copenhagenize.com) The bike cops ticket the cars.
In car culture, “Drill Baby, Drill” cities like NYC… “You Betchya…” The automobile is sacred and can do no wrong.
Therefore the city has turned it’s sights on law [...]
2 cyclists are injured in Greenpoint Brooklyn and are looking for any witness information.
Posting from L magazine:
Greenpoint Cyclists Injured in Franklin Street Hit-and-Run Need Your Help Posted by Benjamin Sutton on Fri, Nov 12, 2010 at 8:57 AM
Were you in the vicinity of the intersection of Franklin Street and Cayler [...]
Hard to believe but the NYPD did it again. Another shinning example of the police’s blatant disregard for cyclists in NYC. You’ve probably already seen this by now but NYPD officer Louis Ramos, was charged with assault, reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident after hitting a 61 year old man in [...]
This reminded me about a discussion I had with Marci Blackman who’s co-writing our cycling book. She lived in San Francisco for 16 years before coming to NYC and said she felt much safer here on a bike then back there. Something to do with the cars being able to get up to speed [...]
In respect and solidarity with the tragedy in Miami of the hit and run of Christophe Le Canne, Time’s Up is hosting a tribute ride in NYC.
Miami Solidarity Ride Sunday, February 7th, 2010 2:00 PM Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn Summary: Tribute ride for Miami and their recent response to the tragic death of [...]