NY Times City Room Spokes investigates how bike commuters deal with sweat. Also on Spokes: Adults learn how to bike, how to find a beater bike (for $50 or less), and bike parking problems.
Chicago’s bike parking center makes New Yorkers jealous.
A Post editorial uses the Hunter College bike study as ammunition, declares bikes (not cars) the biggest menace to pedestrians.
Depression Economics: Bikes outsell cars and trucks in 2009.
The cyclists wins TAs commuter challenge, beating a taxi and the subway from Sunnyside Queens to Columbus Circle.
Mathew Modine eloquently describes why he loves biking. Like me, the actor/activist likes to ride with his hair in the wind, but NYMAG thinks he should wear a helmet. The League of American Bicyclists are wary of using him as a spokesperson because of his choice, refusing to link to this great video. Copenhagenize defends his choice and blames America’s love of helmets on helmet manufacturers.
Roosevelt Island begins removing bikes from bike racks. Its good that they are taking action to remove abandoned bikes, but prohibiting overnight parking seems a bit excessive.
David Byrne reviews Jeff Mapes’ book, “Pedaling Revolution”.
Brian Lehrer has his bike stolen. All together now: Lock the frame, front wheel, and back wheel with locks that costs nearly as much as the bicycle. Problem solved.
Map bicycle crashes, hazards and thefts at the new website www.bikewise.org.
Schumer gets an ‘A’ from Politicycle.
DKNY sponsors a cycle clothing design competition.
Surprise, surprise — Staten Island doesn’t want bike lanes.
Sarah Goodyear discovers the beauty of slow biking.
Cops on scooters follow critical mass cyclists.
Bicycle access bill is making its way through city council (Streetsblog1, Streetsblog2, Streetsblog3, CityRoom, Observer, NYFI).
TA charts the “safety in numbers” effect that NY is experiencing. Tom Vanderbilt posts “safety in numbers” stats for London, Copenhagen and the Netherlands.
The Open Planning Project is developing an application to make bulk order requests of bike racks.
Streetfilms covers the Tour de Brooklyn.
Park Slope BID thinks bike lane should be a double parking lane (Streetsblog and Brooklyn Paper). A follow-up investigation by Streetsblog reveals that local businesses have a delivery problem, not a bike lane problem. Brooklyn Paper’s follow-up editorial says, no, bike lanes are the problem.
How long is too long for a UPS truck to block a bike lane?
Fox News writer rams cyclist in Central Park. I needed another reason to hate Fox News?
Ever wonder what a bike theft looks like? Help me Howard has surveillance video of a bike theft that the NYPD was too busy to investigate. I feel bad for the woman, but one more time: Lock the front wheel, the back wheel, and the frame with a heavy chain and sturdy ulock.
Streetfilms features the Queens Blvd Bike pool.
The New York State DOT kills the Long Island bike and pedestrian program.
The new plan for the Kent Avenue bike lane was presented to the community board this month. Brooklyn Paper and Streetsblog have the details.
An accident leads to new plans to regulate the pedicab industry.
Broadway improvements go beyond Times Square, the DOT is working toward better bike lanes from Columbus Circle to the Flat Iron.
The bicycle film festival ran from Wednesday to Sunday.
Streetsblog explains how bike and ped programs are federally funded.
Let the debate begin: Do pedicabs belong in bike lanes? Though regulations are necessary, I see no reason why they can’t share the lane. They are after all bikes, despite their carlike capacity.
LADOT compares cyclists to insects. Get outta the way, or get squashed!
New Department of NY Health Commissioner afraid to bike in New York. Oh wait, no, not afraid, uh, just waiting for his bike.
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