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New Blog-Grid Chicago

Just wanted to introduce a new sustainable transportation blog coming out of Chicago, created by urban planner, Steve Vance and Author John Greenfield.

Check out: gridchicago.com.

It’s loosely modeled after Streetsblog.

A description of their site:

“Grid is an outlet for news, commentary, and photography about sustainable transportation-related events, projects, [...]

PPW bike lane update and more

Last night in Brooklyn, Community Board 6 unanimously voted to keep the prospect park west bike lane with proposed modifications, in case you were worried about a few cranky neighbors alarmed about the loss of their parking.

Read more from reporter Ben Fried from Streetsblog.org.

Of course this didn’t stop the unproductive, 50′s [...]

backlash and crackdown crackups

Here is the latest on the growing pains of trying to make a car culture obsessed privileged class city a little more bike friendly.

First up, Brooklyn’s own lightning rod of controversy, the Prospect Park West bike lane. (Insert a thunder clap and a frightened horse squel like when mentioning Frau Blucher)

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PPW bike lane lawsuit news roundup

The big news yesterday was the decision of a small group of neighbors with some big lawyers and powerful politicians backing them, suing over a bike lane on Prospect Park West.

Here is a quick news round up.

“Lawsuit Seeks to Erase Bike Lane in New York City,” New York Times.

“Opponents Sue [...]

$25.00 bike license bill…what’s next?

Seems kind of odd, Wall Street practically bankrupts us with proven financial fraud which we keep being told in sources like the Academy award winning documentary Inside Job and articles like Matt Taibbi’s in Rolling [...]

Love and Hate

Time’s Up had a rocking party on Friday to show love for all cyclists in NYC. Their bash included a chocolate fountain and burlesque dancers, what more do you need.

See more photos here.

Meanwhile the press is continuing to show hate towards cyclists and continuing to tow the party [...]

Send in the clowns, Marty our borough president

According to Streetsblog’s Ben Fried, “Earlier this week, friends and family members of traffic violence victims wrote to Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, asking him to stop standing in the way of street improvements to make walking and biking safer. They had lost loved ones and seen lives disrupted by crashes that could have [...]

NYPD loves cyclists…NOT

Hard to believe but the NYPD did it again. Another shinning example of the police’s blatant disregard for cyclists in NYC. You’ve probably already seen this by now but NYPD officer Louis Ramos, was charged with assault, reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident after hitting a 61 year old man in [...]

greenway round up

There has been a lot of action towards improving our streets with bike lanes and greenways here in NYC. Looks like we are getting the approved two-way bike lane on Prospect Park West. The DOT street crews have been painting lines in anticipation for the new lanes which move parked cars away from the [...]

World Bicycle Domination is Getting closer.

Looks like the fare hikes are going to happen. Dust off those bicycles.

Check out this article from Streetsblog.org’s own Ben Fried…

If state legislators don’t act to undo the outcome of today’s MTA Board meeting, it would mark the second straight year that fares have gone up, which is already a departure from [...]