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Mercedes: Reckless Driving Is Smarter

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Cyclist Erica Abbott Killed in Williamsburg [Updated]

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A 29-year-old woman was killed Tuesday night while riding her bike in Brooklyn. Erica Abbott was traveling southbound on Bushwick Avenue at Powers Street when, according to police and media reports, she fell into traffic and was run over by the driver of a Mercedes. The Daily News says Abbott was riding near a construction […]

Arturas Zuokas, World’s Most Bike-Friendly Mayor [Updated]

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From the Irish Independent: Rebellious Lithuanian mayor Arturas Zuokas has taken clearing bike lanes of illegally parked cars into his own hands. He drove an army personnel carrier over an old Mercedes-Benz S-Class that had been parked in a bike lane in the capital Vilnius in a bid warn owners of “posh” cars that they […]