One thing the cycling community in New York City can agree on is that it has a rich history, filled with significant events that have shaped the popularity of the bike culture to what it is today. What is often debated by bike advocates and activists is which groups or individuals are responsible for [...]
When I think of the acronym PAC or Political Action Commitee, I think of guys like this:
Sheldon Adelson, billionaire casino magnet who was one of the largest campaign funders to a super PAC for Mitt Romney’s loosing campaign. Ah, money can’t buy everything.
Then I think of this great political folly [...]
Here is an upcoming event from the 5 Borough Bicycle Club (5bbc) An education talk from the bicycle lawyer Steve Vaccaro on the rules of the road in NYC. Friday, March 23 – Bike Law 5BBC-TA event at REI with Steve Vaccaro 6:30 PM, REI Community Room, 295 Lafayette Street (between Houston & Prince [...]
David Rankin and Mark Taylor have been sticking it to the Man in the name of cyclists since the days the cops declared war on critical mass back in the mid 90′s. Active cyclists both as commuters and socially were sick and tired of seeing their biker friends get harassed by the NYPD which [...]
Here is a letter by lawyers Gideon Oliver, David B. Rankin and Steve Vaccaro on the current worsening situation between the NYPD and NYC cyclists. This is also an excellent timeline of the recent history of legal affairs and the crackdown on the biking community.
NYPDâ€™s Ongoing Bicycle Crackdown by Gideon Orion Oliver, [...]