Okay, here we are with less than 12 hours to go in the Streetsblog+Streetfilms spring pledge drive. We need about $2,000 in reader support to hit our target of $30,000. Thrilling! I’m going to keep this post short and to the point. Since we started doing these pledge drives two years ago, hundreds of readers […]
A reader alerted us to this video taken just before midnight yesterday. The scene is at Bartel Pritchard Square, the traffic circle in Brooklyn where Prospect Park West meets 15th Street and Prospect Park Southwest. Apparently the driver of this black BMW was proceeding south on PPW carelessly enough not to notice the trees, benches, […]
A mass bike ride planned through social media on Sunday came to an abrupt end when NYPD set up a roadblock and arrested more than a dozen kids, in some cases causing physical harm. The police response was excessive and uncalled-for, according to one older participant, who's looking into getting permits for future rides.
The early data is in on one of the country’s pioneering bike-sharing systems, and it brings some encouraging news. Minneapolis’s Nice Ride, which launched this summer, topped 100,000 trips in its first five months. Crash rates and vandalism were very low. Perhaps most interesting was the effect on driving, reports The Bike-Sharing Blog. Nice Ride […]
A fun, relaxing auto-free ride through Central Park. Enjoy the tranquillity of the park and its beautiful ponds and waterways: a nature lover’s dream. Totally safe. Bike guides front and rear. The ride moves at a very leisurely pace with a few stops to enjoy the scenery. The ride usually finishes before midnight, back at Columbus Circle. Total mileage is under […]
Put on your creepiest undead costume, grab your flask and meet us at the St. Mark’s Church Cemetery, famously haunted by the 17th-century Dutch Governor, Peter Stuyvesant. We’ll visit notoriously haunted spots around the East Village and beyond. This ride ends at a party! DISCLAIMER: By participating, Cyclists hereby agree that FreeWheels, its agents and […]