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Matching fund challenge for Transportation Alternatives

It’s been a challenging year for the New York City cycling community, fighting the crackdown of “operation safe cycle,” and defending needed infrastructure such as the Prospect Park West bike lane. Advocacy group Transportation Alternatives has been an instrumental player in these issues. As the year draws to an end, they are looking for [...]

Coney Island Fireworks Ride

Time’s Up Coney Island Ride-Fireworks Ride. Friday, July 29. Union Square, NYC

From Time’s Up: We leave 7p sharp (17th St & Park Ave South), or join us at: 7:30p (Brooklyn side of the Williamsburg Bridge) or 8p (the “Bike Zone” at Celebrate Brooklyn, 11th St & Prospect Pk W.). 15 miles, easy pace, [...]

New video from Street Films

Check out the latest video by Elizabeth Press from streetfilms.org.

They’ve created a personalized visual storycorps project called: “My NYC biking story,” where they introduce us through a short video, to members of the diverse biking community of New York City. This episode features 23 year old Bin Feng Zheng who speaks three [...]

Tour De Queens

One of Transportation Alternatives local borough rides, July 10th, 4th annual Tour De Queens

Register here.

New Eastside Greenway Design contest: Close the Gap

What to do about the Eastside Greenway? It’s the last missing link to completely surrounding the island of Manhattan with a green path dedicated solely to bikers and pedestrians.

Transportation Alternatives, along with D3 have come up with a idea.

A design contest called: Close the Gap

From the site:

“Close [...]

Recap to the kickoff of Bike Month

This was a big weekend for biking.

Saturday was the Blessing of the bikes.

Here is my buddy Eugene doing a track stand in the Church of Saint John the Divine.

mmmm, sacralicious.

Then there was the NY Press and Transportation Alternatives sponsored: New Amsterdam Bicycle Show, a new convention for bikes, [...]

Big Bike Weekend

Friday April 29th, Critical Mass all around the world including…NYC. Meet at Union Square North at 7pm for a fun festive ride around town.

April 30th, Kick off the bicycle season with the 13th annual Blessing of the Bikes. (photo by Ed Glazar) 9:30am-SHARP! at the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine 112th [...]

Family bike ride Prospect Park West bike lane.

Here is a fun family event to support the Prospect Park West bike lane:

When: Sunday, April 10 · 10:30am – 1:30pm Where: Grand Army Plaza Kids and parents: Show your support for the new Prospect Park West bike path by riding it as a family this Sunday, April 10!

Supported by: Ride [...]

Sign a petition for bicycle love

Our local politicians are still at it. Trying to find angles by jumping on the perception that their constituents are anti-bike and the infrastructure the DOT has proved for them.

Here is a recent report from Transportation Alternatives and how you can fight back:

As reported by the New York Post, Staten Island [...]

Bike Lane Debate in the Times

Here are some good talking points for the holiday table for New Yorkers, especially if you are a biker and family and friends want to challenge you about the new 250 miles of bike lanes that have been installed. The New York Times has brought together five writers and advocates for livable streets who [...]