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Villager Series-cycling activism history in NYC

Here is the latest in the Villager’s series on bike activism in NYC. Time’s Up volunteer Keegan writes about how cyclist got radicalized due to a bicycle ban in Time’s Square in the 80′s, the 20 year anniversary of Critical Mass and an upcoming celebration bike ride, film screening and panel discussion.

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The Villager and Time’s Up team up to write a column.

The Villager is partnering up with Time’s Up for a weekly column about bike related issues, Spin City.

Here is the first installment written by Time’s Up volunteer, Keegan:

Communication breakdown: Bikers and critics just can’t see eye to eye. By: Keegan Stephan Published: September 6th, 2012

Bicycling has become one of the most [...]

Adult bicycle riding education by Bike New York.

That’s right, like not having a NY Driver’s license, a lot of New Yorkers don’t know how to ride a bicycle and as adults may be too embarrassed to learn. The non-profit group that puts on the 5 boro bike tour, Bike New York is hoping to change that with free bike riding lessons [...]

Cyclist Deaths in NYC

Another cyclist death, this time on Delancey Street in Manhattan. Reporter Jefferson Siegel reports in the Villager:

Latest biker death puts Delancey St. danger in spotlight

(photo by: Sam Costanza) Photo caption: Emergency Service Unit officers responding to last Thursday’s fatal bike accident on Delancey St. looked at the gruesome scene behind [...]

Villager article on East Village bike lane protest

Not to leave out the East Village, here is an article from the Villager.

Bicycle-lane foe doesn’t get much traction at demo

By Lincoln Anderson Photo caption: Leslie Sicklick, left, and Jeff Underwood, owner of Continuum Cycles on Avenue B, debated bike lanes at the protest. Underwood thinks bike lanes should be in the [...]

Time’s Up in the news

The longest running bicycle activist and education group in NYC, Time’s Up, made the news twice in one week for their hard work and dedication.

KICKING ASS!

First to the Daily News with this article on the battle for the Kent Ave. Bike lane.

No more lane excuses Bikes & cars will peacefully co-exist [...]

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 [...]

Report on 8th Ave. Bike Lane

Jefferson Siegel recently filed this report in the Villager about newly constructed bike lanes on 8th Ave.

Villager photo by Jefferson Siegel A cyclist pedaling in traffic heading north on Eighth Ave. at 14th St. last week avoided the new cycle-track bike lane, at right. Only cars turning left can enter the cycle-track [...]