Bike Repair Workshop

In this informal workshop you can learn basic bike repair and maintenance. From fixing flats to overhauling wheels, instructors cover most bike issues. You may bring your own bike if it’s not too crowded. All skill levels are welcome.

ALSO ON STREETSBLOG

America’s Biggest Bike-Share Operator Now Makes Its Own Bikes

|
Motivate, the company that runs bike-share systems in several large American cities, is now manufacturing its own bikes. That might explain why the timetable for Citi Bike expansion has been getting a lot firmer. When the current Motivate management team took over last fall, they inherited two big problems. Most of their systems ran on flawed software that crippled reliability […]

Secretary Peters Says Bikes “Are Not Transportation”

|
We’d expect this kind of thing from some people, but not U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters.  On PBS’ "NewsHour with Jim Lehrer" this week, Peters stated that instead of raising taxes on gasoline to renew the nation’s sagging infrastructure, Congress should examine its spending priorities — including investments in bike paths and trails, which, […]

Melinda Katz Tries to Kill Queens Blvd Bike Lane in the Name of “Community”

|
This was the community’s reaction to the @NYC_DOT proposal @MelindaKatz @StreetsblogNYC pic.twitter.com/JyyXFroWwK — Jaime Andrés (@jaimeamonc) May 12, 2016 Tuesday night’s meeting on the redesign of Queens Boulevard in Elmhurst was one of the uglier exercises in petty community board obstructionism in recent memory. Queens Community Board 4 District Manager Christian Cassagnol said the safety of cyclists […]

Eyes on the Street: Queens Boulevard Gets Its Bike Lane

|
It’s happening: DOT crews are putting down green paint and thermoplastic stripes along 1.3 miles of Queens Boulevard between Roosevelt Avenue and 73rd Street. The redesign is the de Blasio administration’s most significant bike project to date and includes several pedestrian safety improvements as well. It was prompted by a long advocacy campaign for safer biking on the boulevard, […]