OnNYTurf is reporting that the NYPD has withdrawn its proposed revisions to parade permit rules and that the public hearing on the matter scheduled for August 23 has been cancelled.
Starting August 24, the NYPD’s new "Parade" rules will take effect unless the Mayor or City Council take action to stop them. What would these new rules mean to everyday people? Any group of two (yes, 2) or more cyclists or pedestrians traveling down a public street, who violate any traffic law, rule or regulation […]
Assemble For Rights NYC will join with LGBT groups to protest City Council Speaker Christine Quinn’s Endorsement of the NYPD’s Parade Permit Rules. Satuday’s "Parade Without A Permit" will highlight that Ms.Quinn’s endorsement, of the NYPD’s rules, undermine the very same civil rights that made it possible for her, an out lesbian, to obtain political […]
A new fee imposed by NYPD could decimate free bike education programs that serve thousands of New Yorkers, and would jeopardize the education component of the city’s bike-share program. Bike New York, organizer of the Five Boro Bike Tour, holds hundreds of cycling classes each year. Classes designed to teach kids and adults to ride […]
After months of debate, the NYPD’s new parade regulations aimed at pedestrian and bicycle demonstrations which critics say were designed specifically to target Critical Mass rides were quietly filed on Jan. 26, and the 30-day clock has started ticking on their implementation. The new rules require a parade permit for any "procession or race which […]
A cyclist is ticketed during Critical Mass last spring City Council Member Rosie Mendez has introduced a bill to overturn the NYPD’s parade permit rules, which require groups of over 50 to obtain a permit before assembling. Enacted a year ago, the rules were seen as a way for the city to subvert Critical Mass […]
Announced on the Five Borough Bicycle Club’s website: On March 27, the 5 Borough Bicycle Club and several other affected parties filed a lawsuit in Federal court, asking a judge to stop the NYPD’s new rules that would let the NYPD ticket or arrest any "recognizable group" of 50 or more cyclists that ride together […]