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)
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Next to their Gas Guzzling SUV’s…. picture by: Steven Hirsch
picture of: City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and her city-owned Chevy Suburban.
taken from another article by Ben Fried from streets Blog.org
Make way for more budget cuts…including for bicycle infrastructure.
Article: City Council Proposes Slashing Funds for Bike Network