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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 [...]

More NYPD harassment

While a major bike sharing program is coming and the D.O.T. continues to make changes to make the city better for cyclists of all levels, the NYPD are up to there usual tricks of harassment.

Gothamist recently posted an article on cops handing out tickets on the Williamsburg bridge.

Once again the NYPD [...]

Bike Theft in NYC and SF

I’ve spent a lot of time on my blog trying to help with bike theft by using the social networking power of the Internet and having the NYC bike community be on the look out. Mainly this does little for the actual theft, but more for getting bikes back to their rightful owners.

The [...]

WNYC’s ticketing crowdsourcing results

WNYC did some crowdsourcing to gather information about cyclists receiving tickets. They’ve created a map based on reports sent in by those ticketed.

Reporter Alex Goldmark recently posted results of the NYPD’s landmark ticket blitz and the information gathered.

WNYC News Blog: Map | Tracking Bike Ticketing in the Five Boroughs By Alex [...]