Archive For The “nyc” Category

Nona Varnado shows us how to get reflective

By | July 12, 2011

Visit Nona Varnado
and The Bird Wheel

Read more »

The Perils of Bike Lane Riding

By | June 9, 2011

Just because it’s a bike lane doesn’t mean everyone respects it. Case in point, College Street.
Via Neistat Brothers

Read more »

NYC DOT says “Don’t Be A Jerk”

By | May 10, 2011

Featuring Mario Batali and John Leguizamo the NYC Department of Transportation’s “Don’t Be A Jerk” campaign recently launched and includes the above three video PSAs. The videos are light-hearted and with the growing bicycle infrastructure in NYC the city is providing safer options for cyclists making following the rules a no-brainer. Hear that Karen Stintz? [...]

Related posts:

  1. Real Life Bicycle Stories
  2. On the Dangers of Cars
  3. Driving the Lane: Toronto Prepares for Public Bicycling – Walrus

Read more »

NYC DOT says “Don’t Be A Jerk”

By | May 10, 2011

Featuring Mario Batali and John Leguizamo the NYC Department of Transportation’s “Don’t Be A Jerk” campaign recently launched and includes the above three video PSAs. The videos are light-hearted and with the growing bicycle infrastructure in NYC the city is providing safer options for cyclists making following the rules a no-brainer. Hear that Karen Stintz? [...]

Related posts:

  1. Real Life Bicycle Stories
  2. On the Dangers of Cars
  3. Driving the Lane: Toronto Prepares for Public Bicycling – Walrus

Read more »

NYC DOT says “Don’t Be A Jerk”

By | May 10, 2011

Featuring Mario Batali and John Leguizamo the NYC Department of Transportation’s “Don’t Be A Jerk” campaign recently launched and includes the above three video PSAs. The videos are light-hearted and with the growing bicycle infrastructure in NYC the city is providing safer options for cyclists making following the rules a no-brainer. Hear that Karen Stintz? [...]

Read more »

Is There a Bike War in NYC?

By | November 27, 2010

While I, and almost anyone who has ever ridden a bicycle in any city, object to the word “war” used in any form of transportation debate, this is a great little look at the changing face of New York City streets. In a city where 80% of the public space is comprised of streets and [...]

Read more »

Why You Should Know Who Janette Sadik-Khan Is

By | November 24, 2010

Photo via NY Mag by Randy Harris Since 2007, Janette Sadik-Khan has been commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation and “is responsible for 6,000 miles of streets and highways, nearly 800 bridges, 1.3 million street signs, 300,000 streetlights and 12,000 signalized intersections, as well as the Staten Island Ferry, the nation’s busiest [...]

Read more »

Road Rule #1: Don’t Be A Jerk

By | November 22, 2010

There’s a great article in the Wall Street Journal about the problems New York City is facing by having tons more cyclists on their streets (thanks to large amounts of new bikelanes and cycling infrastructure on their streets). Essentially, there are a lot more confrontations between cars, bikes and pedestrians… as they all have to [...]

Related posts:

  1. Weekly Wrap-Up: Streetcar Tragedy, The New Roncy and Don’t Be A Jerk
  2. The Road To A Better Future
  3. Jarvis Street, Before the Bikelanes

Read more »

Cargo Hauler in NYC

By | November 22, 2010

Spotted on John Prolly’s Flickr photostream. According to Google, Coco-Mat is a mattress company whose products are now available in NYC.
Update: More googling has turned up these videos of the delivery bicycle in action:

Read more »

On The Blogs: The Changing NYC Bike Commute

By | October 24, 2010

Duncan looks at the changing New York City bike commute on his City Rides blog: Only a small percentage of the ride is along streets with sharrows and, notice too, that NYC DOT isn’t trying to squeeze one size fits all cycling infrastructure onto a wide variety of streets… Real cycling infrastructure influences real change. [...]

Related posts:

  1. On The Blogs: Four Women’s Cycling Jackets
  2. On The Blogs: Evergreen Brickworks Cycling Infrastructure
  3. On The Blogs: What are Bike Boxes?

Read more »

The Changing Face of the NYC Commute

By | October 18, 2010

11 miles is just shy of 18 kms and a fairly long commute. Yet, because of constant development and political support for cycling infrastructure 90% of this journey includes streets featuring some form of cycling infrastructure. Notice that only a small percentage of the ride is along streets with sharrows and, notice too, that NYC [...]

Related posts:

  1. Scenes from Toronto’s Group Commute – May 31, 2010
  2. The Challenge of Bixi Thriving in Today’s Toronto
  3. London Invests £111 Million in Cycling Infrastructure

Read more »

On The Blogs: Inside David Byrne’s Head

By | October 6, 2010

Blogger Stephen, on his Cycling50+ blog, discovers he has more in common with David Byrne than he thought: “Lady, if I was a truck you wouldn’t be doing that” oohahhahahaaaa. I thought david byrne would ride around NYC thinking of how to turn the Statue of Liberty into an oboe – but he’s thinking like [...]

Related posts:

  1. On The Blogs: Evergreen Brickworks Cycling Infrastructure
  2. On The Blogs: Four Women’s Cycling Jackets
  3. On The Blogs: What are Bike Boxes?

Read more »

On The Blogs: Inside David Byrne’s Head

By | October 6, 2010

Blogger Stephen, on his Cycling50+ blog, discovers he has more in common with David Byrne than he thought: “Lady, if I was a truck you wouldn’t be doing that” oohahhahahaaaa. I thought david byrne would ride around NYC thinking of how to turn the Statue of Liberty into an oboe – but he’s thinking like [...]

Related posts:

  1. On The Blogs: Evergreen Brickworks Cycling Infrastructure
  2. On The Blogs: Four Women’s Cycling Jackets
  3. On The Blogs: What are Bike Boxes?

Read more »