Media Watch: Stay Tuned for Next Week’s New Yorker

Something to look forward to: Next week’s New Yorker is running a lengthy feature story on New York City bicycling and Critical Mass by Ben McGrath. 

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Holy Rollers in This Week’s New Yorker

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Ben McGrath’s big New Yorker story on bicycling is now online, Holy Rollers: The City’s Bicycle Zealots: "It’s the next big fight," a biker who has been agitating to get cars permanently banned from the Central Park loop said recently. "I really think I’m doing God’s work." He equated the current political moment with the nascent […]

Times Poll Confirms: 66 Percent of New Yorkers Like Bike Lanes

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Poll numbers released by the New York Times today show that 66 percent of adult New Yorkers think bike lanes are a good idea, joining a growing body of public opinion data that indicates strong local support for bike infrastructure. Just two years ago, the Times noted that “there have been no independent polls of New Yorkers’ attitudes […]

Thompson vs. Bloomberg: The Ultimate Bicycling Referendum?

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Tonight’s debate will be broadcast on NY1. Tonight at 7:00, mayoral contenders Mike Bloomberg and Bill Thompson face off in the first debate of the general election. Andrew Hawkins at City Hall News has some good pre-debate reading for New Yorkers who care about how this election will affect the future of our streets and […]

New York’s Next Generation of Vehicular Cyclists

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This video critique of the new bike lane on First Avenue has been making the rounds, and it must give some comfort to John Forester and the vehicular cycling school. Vehicular cyclists reject all forms of bicycle-specific infrastructure and believe all cycling should be done in traffic. In this vid they can see a young […]