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NYPD first tried to charge the five boro, now it wants to protect it…from hydrating.

photo by: Jefferson Siegel/New York Daily News

Remember a few weeks back the New York police department wanted to change the status of the 5 boro bike tour to a non-charitable event? The rationale was basically for the police to charge Bike New York, who runs this hugely popular group ride, close to a […]

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 […]

Third straight year, Ticket Blitz on cyclists while Reckless Drivers continue to Kill

I first started documenting the NYPD ticketing cyclists back in 2011, when it seemed to be a coordinated effort by local law enforcement to “crackdown” on illegal cycling maneuvers. Based on several reports, and random postings like this on twitter: It seems as if the police are at it once again in the coldest […]

Bicycle Roots on holding the NYPD’s AIS more accountable

Bicycle Roots, the woman’s owned bicycle shop (1078 Fulton St.-Brooklyn) wants to do more than just sell bikes:

At Bicycle Roots, we try to be more than just a bike shop. Any shop can sell bicycles. But we consider the business of building a community of cyclists to be our main commodity.

They are […]

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 […]

Unicycle on the sidewalk summons cleared. Whew.

A man riding his unicycle on the sidewalk in Canarsie must have been a huge torn in the side of the NYPD. 18 year old Isaih Rosemond was using non-polluting transportation to get to his high school, but was thwarted for his efforts by the cops who yelled: “Hey, Don’t you know it’s illegal […]

Crackdown summer part 2-your opinions.

With the nice weather out, I’ve been able to do much more of my favorite pastime. No not mutant bike polo, (photo by: knifefight.)

No, I’m just talking about good ol fashion bike riding: Just picture a bicycle under me in this photo.

–I’d love to be writing about great positive things like the […]

NYPD grilled about cyclists deaths makes the news

Two more articles about the NYPD’s investigation or lack there of into the death of cyclist Mathieu Lefevre and they way they handle similar traffic deaths.

One from the Village Voice: Council Grills NYPD About Cycling Death By Nick Pinto, February 22nd, 2012.

And the one from the New York Times: City Council looks […]

NYPD grilled about investigation of Cyclist Death

This Wednesday (2/16/12) morning was a meeting of the City Council Transportation Committee: NYPD Accident Response & Enforcement.” The hearing was lead by ongoing investigation of slain cyclist Mathieu Lefevre.

Time’s Uplead a bike ride to the event and was on hand for the proceedings.

Times up volunteer Barbara Ross filed this report:

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Cyclists in NYC, pay tickets and with our lives

While the NYPD have no problem being thorough about ticketing cyclists for minor traffic violations, such as $270.00 for running a red light, they seem unable to but as much time and energy into investigating a cyclists death, caused by a truck driver breaking similar laws.

This became evident recently when the NYPD was […]