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New Poll-New Yorkers like bike lanes. Personal account suggests NYPD hates cyclists and their kids who use them

A recent NY Times poll just revealed 66% of New Yorkers think the bike lanes are a good thing. This may be insight that the cycle friendly direction the city has taken may be starting to gain acceptance.

There is also information that New Yorkers are less than enthusiastic about the proposed bike sharing [...]

Bike sharing NYC, but not now…2013

In case you hadn’t heard (I hadn’t until just now) the NYC bike sharing program has officially been delayed until 2013.

Here is a more informed news service than me, the NY Times.

Bike-Share Program Delayed Until Spring, Mayor Says By: Matt Flegenheimer & Michael M. Grynbaum Published: August 17, 2012

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Bikes 1, PPW bike lane haters 0

In the age of the SEC shredding evidence of corporate wrongdoing and big telecoms demanding pension cuts (Verizon) while recording record profits…here in NYC it’s win one for the little guy.

Yes, the big story this week is a Brooklyn judge denied the lawsuit of a small group of rich angry neighbors who were [...]

NY Times on JSK

The Wrath of Sadik-Kahn, Chaka Kahn, JSK…she’s got lots of catchy titles and plenty of New Yorkers praising and bitching about the work she’s done. And so it goes for a D.O.T. commissioner who is actually taking pro-active steps to making our streets safer and encouraging people to use non-polluting transportation for getting around. [...]

Police are going to crackdown in NYC

Well, it looks like the NYPD are going to reward the popularity of cycling with…a crackdown. And I’m sure this has nothing to do with having to award a bunch of cyclists over 900,000 for false arrest and harassment at critical mass, or the one or two people showing at protests to show their [...]

Pedicabs…Accident and New Proposals.

Last Wednesday morning a bad accident occurred on the Brooklyn side of the Williamsburg bridge, involving a pedicab and a taxi. The driver of the pedicab, 42, Nicholas Nicometi was in serious condition at Manhattan’s Bellevue Hospital. There were 3 passengers of the pedicab who were injured in the crash. This story was reported [...]