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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 [...]

Transportation Alternatives Holiday Party

It’s that time of year again when we celebrate our amazing members, volunteers and advocates. We hope you can join us for the 11th Annual Transportation Alternatives Holiday Party!

You are cordially invited to join us in celebration of a wonderful year of winning better biking, walking and public transit for New York [...]

New Bicycle Repair Book and Challenge

In my brief attempts to fix my own bikes I always relied on Bicycle Magazine’s Complete Guide to Bicycle Maintenance. You know, back when we used to use things called books…to find information.

I had the 4th edition, written by Jim Langley back in 1999. It was a very informative guide and always [...]