Lights in the Heights Bike Ride

Join Time’s Up! for a fun and leisurely ride to see the “miracle mile” of Christmas Lights and decorations in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn. The spectacular displays draw 150,000 visitors a year who come from as far away as Japan. So come prepared with bicycle bells ringing to the tune of Jingle Bells.

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The Reverend Al Sharpton, the family of Sean Bell, and an all-star cast of civil liberties advocates joined cyclists in Union Square last Friday for one of the more anticipated Critical Mass rides in recent memory. The gathering, which filled up the south end of the park, came three weeks after the Reverend led hundreds […]

This Week: Ride and Wave Through Hasidic Williamsburg

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In addition to the Streetsblog calendar items this week, there are two MTA Board meetings to track. Shortchanged by Albany and drained by bigger-than-expected TWU raises, the MTA must decide how to close a sudden $400 million budget gap. Major service cuts are on the table. The MTA finance committee will unveil the details of […]

NYPD Bike Equipment Checkpoint Snares Cyclists For Missing Bells

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Check your bells, New York City cyclists, and check your reflectors. The NYPD looks to be stepping up its bike safety efforts — not by ticketing speeding motorists or bike lane blockers, and not even by citing reckless cyclists, but with checkpoints for improperly equipped bikes. Based on an initial report, the checkpoints seem more […]

NYPD Issuing Warnings to Brooklyn Bridge Cyclists

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Last month we wrote about NYPD officers slowing cyclists on the Queensborough Bridge, ostensibly due to ongoing construction work. A tipster tells us that police are now setting up on the Brooklyn Bridge to instruct cyclists to dismount, under threat of receiving a summons. I am a very conservative rider. I was wearing a helmet, […]

NYPD Public Hearing on Parade Permit Rules Changes

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The Police Department is unilaterally proposing to change the City’s parade permit rules (PDF) and under these new rules, the NYPD will have the power to stop any ten or more cyclists "proceeding together" if one of them breaks any traffic rules, law or regulation. Simply put, this means that you can be arrested for […]