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 […]
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 […]
Yan Jindee was one of four cyclists killed or severely injured by New York City drivers in five days. Transportation Alternatives issued a statement calling on Mayor de Blasio to build more protected bike lanes.
Trends in how New Yorkers get to work are moving in the right direction. Twice as many New Yorkers went to work by bike last year as in 2009, according to US Census data out today, while transit usage rose 3 percent and driving alone to work dropped 9 percent. Each year, the Census asks a large […]
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 […]
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 […]