TONY Does New York on Two Wheels

657.x600.seek.datingcolumn.jpg 

With spring in the air (kinda) and Bike Month underway, this week’s issue of Time Out New York is chock-a-block with city cycling material. A bike insert has maps of four great New York rides (with authors including TA’s Paul Steely White, DOT’s Dani Simons and Bike Snob NYC), as well as articles on where to buy gear (and what gear to buy) for upcoming events. Dating columnist Julia Allison even gets in on it, cruising for guys through Central Park on a tandem (in pink skirt and platforms). And there’s a piece on how city cyclists have been targeted by aggressive drivers since the days of the horse and buggy.

Those who prefer to get around on foot weren’t left out: the cover story features seven walking tours.

Photo of Julia Allison: Time Out New York

ALSO ON STREETSBLOG

Eyes on the Street: Bike to Work Day NYC

|
Council Member David Yassky, DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan and TA’s Paul Steely White Here are some early pics from this morning’s Bike to Work festivities, courtesy of Transportation Alternatives. Don’t forget to tag your own shots for our Flickr pool, and stay tuned for Streetfilms coverage.  TA treats cyclists to a complimentary breakfast

Caption Contest: Chuck Schumer Rides the Prospect Park West Bike Lane

|
Looks like protected bike infrastructure is growing on Chuck Schumer. High-powered backchannel NIMBY assault notwithstanding, New York’s senior senator apparently does enjoy riding the bike lane in his front yard, as you can see in this Sunday morning photo courtesy of fellow PPW resident Paul Steely White. So, when will the rest of Streetsblog’s 2011 April Fools […]

Open Thread: Share Your Bike-to-Work Stories

|
City Council Members John Liu and David Yassky bike to City Hall at a press event yesterday (the other 49 took a pass), as Paul Steely White brings up the rear in style. The weather may not be fully cooperating, but we know Streetsbloggers won’t be deterred on National Bike to Work Day. We want […]

Bike Lanes More Popular Than God

|
New York City’s bike lanes are now officially more popular than God. So here’s a helpful tip to ambitious New York City politicians: it might just be time to get on board with bike lanes. The latest survey of New Yorkers by the nationally respected Quinnipiac University Polling Institute shows support for new bike lanes […]

Bike-Share Rumors: Portland Leading the Pack

|
Bike-sharing in Lyon, France Bike-share programs are a very hot topic at the Bike Summit. Everyone is aware of how Velib has led to a huge spike in bike ridership in Paris, and they’re wondering which U.S. city will be the first to replicate that success. Based on the Q&A session at one panel, "Bicycling […]

Livable Streets Leaders Are NY’s Most Beautiful Politicos

|
Move on over, Bar Refaeli and make room on the newsstand for Paul Steely White and Janette Sadik-Khan. City Hall, a free monthly newspaper, has named the pair of leading transportation policy wonks to its "30 Most Beautiful People in New York Politics" list. While Sadik-Khan was a shoo-in, we hear that Steely White just barely […]