Bicycle Ride: New York City Century

One of New York City’s premier bike rides supports the work of Transportation Alternatives. Ride between 15 and 100 miles through the streets of New York City with 5,000 other riders from around the world.

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Bloomberg Says Bikes Don’t Belong on the Subway

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Photo: AP via New York Times How green is our mayor? Fielding a question on his weekly radio show about using the city’s underground tunnels to move freight, Michael Bloomberg this morning went off on cyclists who bring their bikes on board the subway. City Room has the quote: There are messengers who do it. […]

Good News: New York City Cyclists Have All But Achieved Vision Zero

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Yesterday the 104th Precinct, in Queens, tweeted a photo of officers giving a ticket to a cyclist. The precinct deleted the tweet when it triggered blowback from street safety advocates, but you can see it at the end of this post. “Bicyclists are no exception to Vision Zero,” it read. “Ride safe!” If NYPD’s goal is encouraging cyclists […]

Do Electric Bikes Belong in NYC?

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Photo: City Room In its most recent installment, the City Room bike column cites the apparently burgeoning popularity of electric bicycles. According to the story, "e-bikes" are favored by delivery workers, the elderly, and at least one 38-year-old Manhattan screenwriter. Thing is, it’s illegal to ride them in the city: [F]or the moment, electric bicycles […]