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Bike Lane Debate

(Cyclist/Messenger Heather Loop {far left} engages in a debate about Bedford Avenue Bike Lane removal at Pete’s Candy Store in Greenpoint, Monday Night–photo by: (Gothamist/Ben Muessig)

I missed this debate on Monday in Greenpoint but there was some good coverage of it.

In the on-going discussions of the Bedford Ave bike lane removal, [...]

Having a great time here in San Francisco

Got a rare opportunity to travel to a few cities for an IBM commercial. Had a brief time in Miami but didn’t get much time to explore other than a stroll along the beach.

Of course we picked the one day to shoot that was record cold and raining. Guess i didn’t [...]

Tragedy strikes just day's after memorial ride.

Not more than 2 days after the 5th annual memorial ride in NYC which occurred last Sunday, I get tragic news from Bill DiPaola executive director of Time’s Up who was on the scene of an accident.

Looks as if a woman was killed by a large yellow school bus Eastbound on Delancey Street [...]

Bicycle Lanes removed, then put back, arrests and now a protest ride

So there has been an ongoing war for space in South Williamsburg Brooklyn. The battle seems to be waged over an over abundance of mini vans from the Hasidic community who feel a privileged right to the neighborhood they predominately inhabit and need a place to put their rides…so much for car pooling and [...]

My Karma ran over Your Dooba

34 year old cyclist Brian Dooba claims he was not only hit by an irate SUV but dragged 200ft. last week in Central Park.

The Daily News reports the driver of the vehicle that allegedly hit Brian is a FOX new reporter named Don Broderick.

Daily News article: (photo of Brian Dooba from Daily [...]

Williamsburg Walks 2009-this weekend

Saw this on streetsblog

Due to last years big success, streets of Williamsburg Brooklyn will be closed again to vehicles.

(from billburg.com website) The L Magazine and Neighbors Allied for Good Growth (NAG) have partnered this year to organize the 2009 Williamsburg Walks. We invite North Brooklyn residents, visitors and merchants to celebrate [...]

reports on Memorial Ride

Sunday, January 4th, was the 4th annual memorial ride, paying respect to cyclists and pedestrians who were killed in 2008, by motor vehicles.

The multi-borough ride was organized by the Street Memorial Project.

There is a video on streetsblog

and a report from Jefferson Siegel from the Villager and Downtown Express: (photos [...]

Bikes in Buildings Bill

One of the biggest barriers to increasing ridership in New York City has been an aggressive and often infantile building policy against the bicycle. Often a UPS delivery person can bring into a building a stack of boxes weighted town precariously, on a hand truck but the minute a doorman sees a bicycle…OH NO! [...]