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We’re New, We’re Blue…Get Used to It.

I feel compelled to follow this story because I had to endure a lot of bike share skeptics who we’re determined to predict the worst when winter came. During the obvious success of New York City’s fledgling bike sharing program in the warmer months many haters would say…”Yeah, it’s popular now, but what about [...]

Right of Way-Using Visuals to Make the Public Aware of Unsafe Streets

Last month the group Right of Way took street safety into their own hands and extended the bike on 6th Ave. One of the tactics of this advocacy organization is to use visuals such as a stencil to make the public aware of the dangers on the streets to cyclists and pedestrians from reckless [...]

Bike Press-The Good, the Bad and the infiltrated

This week biking in NYC got some love (coverage) in the local rags.

AM NY had a cover story Monday about how the bike sharing program has been inordinately successful and surpassed expectations.

First Summer of Citibike Exceeds Expectations By: Ivan Pereira September 15th, 2013

New Yorkers have certainly done their “share” [...]

A Triumph…CARS OUT OF CENTRAL PARK…for a the Summer.

Finally all of Time’s Up and Transportation Alternatives hard work has paid off…at least for a this summer.

Starting Monday, July 8th (Today) Central Park, above 72nd Street will be closed to cars until Labor Day. Definitely an issue both advocacy groups have been battling for decades.

Here is a press release from the [...]

Wake Up Wednesdays with Bike Talk-WBAI 99.5 FM

WBAI 99.5fm now has a new segment as part of it’s “Wake Up Call” morning program called: Bike Talk.

Wednesdays at 7:45am

Here is a bit about the program:

‘Bike Talk’ – a new 15 minute segment on Wake Up Call every Wednesday throughout the summer.

It will bring you news on all [...]

NYPD decides to charge the five borough bike tour a 1 million dollar fee.

Every year I look at 30,000+ cyclists attending the five borough bike tour and wonder, “where are you people the other 364 days a year, biking in NYC?” Understandably, this event provides riders with a safe envivornment as well as the appeal of seeing all five boroughs and using infrastructure normally reserved for the [...]

Not the Walrus, not the Beasties, a new Eggman in town.

Now when I think of the title Eggman, I can’t help but immediately think of those three kids from Brooklyn who brought hip-hop to suburbia with their beer fueled rambunctious lyrics. Yes non other then the Beastie Boys who had to fight for their right to party but in the end they got a [...]

Bike share program in NYC may have got damaged by Sandy

In an odd twist of irony, the highly anticipated bike sharing program in NYC, which would have come in real handy with the disruptions hurricane Sandy caused, may have been damaged by hurricane Sandy.

The New York Times is reporting the warehouse space in the Navy Yard which is storing the bike share equipment [...]

New Book: Heels on Wheels, for the Ladies

There’s a new book out there encouraging woman to hit the pedals:

Katie Daily’s-Heels on Wheels, a Ladies Guide to Owning and Riding a Bike.

Here is a write up in the New York Times:

Riding Like Susan B. Anthony ‘Heels on Wheels’ — Books of Style Elizabeth Lippman for The New York Times [...]

Come on America, lose the helmets

Bike sharing programs in America may be even more successful if they (gasp) lose the helmets.

New York Times reporter Elisabeth Rosenthal explains why in this op-Ed.

To Encourage Biking, Cities Lose the Helmets By: Elisabeth Rosenthal Published: September 29, 2012 Image by: Eric Hanson

ONE spectacular Sunday in Paris last month, [...]