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Battle of the Bike Lane, Joel Epstein and more.

Joel Epstein is a reporter who’s covers bike related issues.

Here is his latest article in Huff Post, talking about our local politicians tone-deafness towards real sustainable change and the battle over a bike lane.

The Bike Lane Battle of the Bulge By: Joel Epstein Communications and public affairs professional and urbanist Posted: February [...]

Only in America-poll

Only in America, with our car culture running so deep to the days of Henry Ford and Robert Mosses would our politicians like Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz bash bike lanes.

Infrastructure that has already been approved by the city council, local community boards, been painted, constructed and reviewed by the DOT.

Here [...]

Send in the clowns, Marty our borough president

According to Streetsblog’s Ben Fried, “Earlier this week, friends and family members of traffic violence victims wrote to Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, asking him to stop standing in the way of street improvements to make walking and biking safer. They had lost loved ones and seen lives disrupted by crashes that could have [...]

Video of the golden bike gift giving to Marty.

Here is a quick video from yesterdays gift giving fest to Marty Markowitz. Huge thanks to Peter Shapiro who shot and edited this.

Love your lanes Marty, Love your lanes!

In the federal government, the Democrats and Republicans have divided themselves further away, bickering over tax breaks for billionaires and mandatory health reform. Big government, small government, let’s just fight and hold the financial future of hard working Americans hostage until Sarah Palin is done with her reality show and can figure out how [...]

PPW protest a success, for the bikers

Not sure the angry residents and Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz were expecting to be out numbered in their “call to action” against an already created bike lane on Prospect Park West this morning.

According to a number of reports on twitter and one on Streetsblog.org. It seemed like more people came out in [...]

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 [...]

Love your lanes–or loose them.

NYC’s bicycle infrastructure, such as creation of bike lanes, seems to happen in a NY minute. Today I blinked and noticed that 2nd Ave’s more traditional class one bike lane has now become a green painted class 2 where the parked cars have been moved into the street. This is in the section of [...]

Bikes, bikers and blowhards in NYC, make the news

On Monday, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz was interviewed on WNYC’s Brian Lehrer show by transportation issues reporter Andrea Bernstein.

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Bike Lanes are a clear indicator of respect for cyclists on the streets and weather the city is taking bikes and those using them for transport, seriously.

Marty’s comments are an [...]