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Bike-Friendly Zoning Amendment Clears City Council

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Photo: Department of City Planning [PDF]. Yesterday the City Council approved a zoning change that mandates secure bike parking in new construction, putting the rule into effect. The amendment will help cyclists avoid the risks of locking up on-street by requiring new apartment buildings and offices to provide space for people to put their rides. […]

City Council Proposes Slashing Funds for Bike Network

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City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and her city-owned Chevy Suburban. Photo copyright Steven Hirsch. New bike infrastructure in New York City could be on the chopping block as the City Council and Mayor Bloomberg revise spending projections downward. On Sunday, Speaker Christine Quinn and the City Council released $495 million in proposed budget cuts over […]

Obama Names Transpo Transition Team

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The Obama-Biden transition team today unveiled its "Agency Review Teams" — the people charged with "a thorough review of key departments, agencies and commissions of the United States government, as well as the White House, to provide the President-elect, Vice President-elect, and key advisors with information needed to make strategic policy, budgetary, and personnel decisions […]

Robert Novak Cited in Possible Hit-and-Run

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Politico is reporting that conservative columnist Robert Novak, a.k.a. "The Prince of Darkness," hit a 66-year-old pedestrian with his black Corvette this morning in Washington D.C. and then drove away. Some of the facts don’t quite seem to add up just yet — specifically the part about the Novak not knowing he hit someone and […]

Can’t We All Just Share the Road?

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Two recent road rage incidents are all over the news in Portland. Earlier this month, a drunken man on a bike became aggravated when a driver, himself a self-described bike advocate, reprimanded the cyclist for blowing a stoplight. The cyclist threatened the driver, picking up his bike and hitting the car with it. Then this […]