Charlie McCorkell was going to Washington to fight for cyclists safety long before there was a National Bike Summit. He was painting his own bike lanes and taking matters into his own hands.
You may know Charlie as the jovial owner of one of the most established bike shops in NYC, Bicycle Habitat, [...]
Want to get more involved in making NYC a better place for biking? Join WeBikeNYC and Transportation Alternatives for a free lecture on working with local government at TA headquarters, 127 W 26th St. (between 6th and 7th Ave.) Manhattan. 6:30pm Wednesday, November 20th, 2013
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Want to see more bike [...]
Did you miss the Banksy craze of the British graffiti artist that turned NYC into his own gallery for the month of October? The anonymous artist was able to drive trucks around town with fake animals in it… Plop down animatronic grim reapers in Noho and place a repainted work of art in Housing [...]
Finally all of Time’s Up and Transportation Alternatives hard work has paid off…at least for a this summer.
Starting Monday, July 8th (Today) Central Park, above 72nd Street will be closed to cars until Labor Day. Definitely an issue both advocacy groups have been battling for decades.
Here is a press release from the [...]
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 [...]
Happy #mayday and solidarity to all the workers of the world on and off the bicycle.
This is also the start of Bike Month created by the League of American Cyclists and based on Bike to work week, May 13th-17th.
In NYC there are lots of great events celebrating our diverse and politically [...]
New York City is starting to slowly recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, a week after ripping into the Eastern coast.
flooded streets on Ave C right near the hard hit Con Edison power plant-East Village, Manhattan
Damage ranges from minor disruptions in school and work loss to horrific destruction to neighborhoods [...]
I first meet Meredith Sladek on Staten Island, when researching for our travel book Bike NYC
She was an outstanding resource of the area along with her boyfriend Peter Lang and some other friends who gave me a thorough bike tour of this rather uncycled borough.
Now she is working with a special comittee [...]
Transportation Alternatives has teamed up with 150 local businesses to create a “Bicycle District” in the East Village. Consumers will receive discounts and freebies for arriving by bicycle to stores with participating stickers in their windows. There will be a kick-off launch party and bike tour tomorrow (9/22/12) at Veselka’s Ukrainian Dinner, corner [...]
This Sunday is Transportation Alternatives, NYC Century. Register by September 7th for a chance to win one of three Trek Bikes.
More details, nyccentury.org