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New Bailout Savior of CitiBikes…Donald Trump?

This just in, the financially struggling Citibikes (Citibikenyc.com) bike share may have a new savior…Donald Trump. The megalomanic with the perfect hair wants to add to his empire and use the bike share as a vehicle to advertise his conservative agenda.

WNYC’s Brian Lehrer and Transportation Alternatives executive director, Paul Steely White have more on this new development from today’s Brian Lehrer Show.

The Brian Lehrer Show
A New Citi Bike Savior: Donald Trump?


Trump in LV (Getty)
The WNYC transportation team has seen early copies of a report on how the financially troubled Citi Bike program could be rescued by real estate mogul Donald Trump. Paul Steely White of Transportation Alternatives discusses the initial proposal for “Trump Wheels” and what it means for bikers all over New York City.

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Citibank’s Citibike is Citibroke and Looks for CitiBailout

You’ve probably been hearing through the airwaves that the highly successful bike sharing program of NYC, Citibike is facing finnacial woes. Hampered by a brutal winter, which greatly decreased ridership, there also seems to be some short sighted planning from the system creator Alta, based out of Portland.

Apparently this bike share is the [...]

Matching fund challenge for Transportation Alternatives

It’s been a challenging year for the New York City cycling community, fighting the crackdown of “operation safe cycle,” and defending needed infrastructure such as the Prospect Park West bike lane. Advocacy group Transportation Alternatives has been an instrumental player in these issues. As the year draws to an end, they are looking for [...]

Bye Bye NY auto show…here comes the Bicycle Show

Remember those bicycle shows put on by Montauk ride tour master Glen Goldstein? They used to be in the Lexington Armory in Manhattan and were a great gathering of bicycle makers, retailers and bike culture scene makers? We definitely have to give Glen a big tip of the hat for attempting to put on [...]

Time Trail like the Pros-Gran Fondo

I got this from Paul Steely White of Transportation Alternatives.

RACE WITH THE PROS IN 7.1 MILE STORM KING “CANNIBAL”

Join cycling star Evelyn Stevens for individual time trials in Hudson Highlands

Sunday, Oct. 10th, 9 AM to 12 PM Cornwall-on-Hudson, N.Y., near Storm King State Park

Test your racing [...]

Bespoke news and upcoming talks

There is an ongoing show at the Museum of Art and Design where the works of art are hand built bicycles. The show in entitled: Bespoke: the hand built bicycle and runs until August 15th. There is a story on NPR with a photo slide show of some of the builders involved with the [...]

David Byrne at Barnes and Noble tomorrow.

David Byrne will be speaking at Barnes and Noble in Union Square, 9/22/09 (Tuesday)

To promote his new book Bicycle Diaries

New York, NY: 22 September 2009 @7pm, Barnes & Noble Union Square * Civic Leader: Janette Sadik-Khan, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation * Urban Theorist: Mitchell Joachim, Co-Founder [...]

Bike Sharing in NYC.

The Department of City Planning, bet you didn’t know we even had this organization, has just released a feasibility report on the possibility of having a Paris-like bike sharing program in NYC. (although I can’t seem to find the report)

However,

Paul Steely White, executive director of Transportation Alternatives was on WNYC’s [...]