To the surprise of no one — with the possible exception of Bike Snob NYC — bike commuter and social worker Jamie Favaro won Transportation Alternatives’ 7th Annual Great NYC Commuter Race this morning, completing the 4.5-mile route between Fort Greene and Union Square in 16.5 minutes. Driver Emmanuel Fuentebella came in second at 22 […]
Via Streetfilms, here’s a blast from the past -- kind of. For a 1990 news segment called “Environment: In Your Own Backyard,” ABC staged a commuter race between Fred the motorist, Alvin the subway rider, and Judy the cyclist. The goal: be the first to get across the Brooklyn Bridge to Herald Square.
If you follow the Twitter hashtag #bikenyc, you’ve probably noticed more than a few tweets from New York City Deputy Mayor Howard Wolfson, a.k.a. @howiewolf. In this episode of My NYC Biking Story, we’d like to introduce you to the man who’s been tweeting out a flurry of facts, figures, and poll numbers related to […]
For the first chapter in Streetfilms’ Moving Beyond the Automobile series, we’re taking a look at transit-oriented development, more commonly known by the acronym TOD. Streetfilms headquarters is a short train ride from some great TOD success stories taking shape along a stretch of New Jersey’s Hudson River coast. Across the river from NYC, transit-oriented […]
Poor Robert Sullivan. All he seeks is a city free of intermodal conflict. Yet, the coiner of the term "schluffing" seems only to have managed to fire up angry mobs of pitchfork-wielding commenters with his biking etiquette piece in last Sunday’s Times. Now Bike Snob NYC, a well-regarded blog among fixed-gear fetishists and owners of […]
A quick reminder: The annual fundraiser for Streetsblog and Streetfilms is just seven days away and space is limited. Lock up your spot and get a ticket today — prices start at $50 or just $25 for students. If you’ve come to the Streets Ball before, you know it’s a special night where hundreds of […]