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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 [...]

Next area for a Bike Lane Expansion: The Hudson River

Meet Judah Schiller of Aiko Agency an innovative design firm who developed pontoons to attach to your bicycle.

This is part of the Baycycle Project.

On Thursday, Judah took his creation across the Hudson River.

From the NY DailyNews

Judah Schiller introduces ‘water biking’ to New York with ride across the Hudson River [...]

Give your bike a GLOW

You may not be able to make your bicycle as flashy as say this creation:

Read the article in Altanticcities.com

But it is important to be seen at night, the brighter the better.

You know the drill, white light in the front, red in the back…BOOORING.

May I suggest the BikeGlow, a [...]

Brave Bicyclist Beats Badguys, Brings Bike Back in Brooklyn

I kind of missed this story, with some vacation overlap, but it’s such a feel good one, highlighting our great bike community that I felt urged to share.

This is Pheonix Res, (Photo by Jesse Ward/NY Daily News) Last week, she bravely thwarted a bike thief after cutting a lock and was about to [...]

Sidewalk tickets, not just for hipsters anymore

If there were a chart of complaints of the transportation set of NYC, topping that list for cyclists would be cars blocking bike lanes. Of equal value of kvetching for pedestrians would be bikes riding on the sidewalk. Biggest of those offenders are food delivery workers who seem to relentlessly use these spaces designed [...]

Citigroup: to big to fail…bicycles.

Despite the world financial crisis, banks seem to be doing alright here in NYC. Barclay’s is bringing a basketball stadium to downtown Brooklyn and is already announcing concert series, such as the Sounds of Reggae.

Meanwhile it looks like Citigroup is the $41 million sponsor of the upcoming bike sharing program in NYC [...]

Tragic News-messenger killed

Was forwarded this by Kurt Boone.

From the NY Daily News: Bicyclist, 27, killed joyriding in front of Met Museum. He grabbed onto rear of truck, police say

(photo caption: A rider was struck in front of the Metropolitan Museum. Photo by: Aaron Showalter) By Claire Trapasso and Sarah Armagha

Wednesday, April 18, 2012, [...]

Kingsbridge Armory, Bronx-used for bikes?

The massive Kingsbridge Armory, located in the Bronx is known to the film industry as a giant space for staging such epic sci-fi films as, “I am Legend,” or as I remember it a massive Macy’s commercial:

Now there is talk of revitalizing this space to be used for BMX and a possible [...]

Taking a beating for riding on the sidewalk

If you get caught in Central Park running a red light, you may get a $270.00 ticket by the NYPD as part of their “Operation Safe Cycle.” If you get caught in the Bronx, you might also catch a beating.

From the NY Daily News: Cops beat me up for riding on the sidewalk: [...]

Tragic twists, crackdown 2011

In a case of tragic irony… Cyclists are continuing to be penalized for such heinous offenses as running red lights in auto-free times in Central Park and “not riding in the bike lane,” during the NYPD’s crackdown 2011.

Meanwhile Motorists are continuing to kill and seriously maim pedestrians and bikers with such acts as, [...]