Crips and Bloods Feeling the Pinch of Rising Gas Prices?

As if the Los Angeles bike scene weren’t intense enough, the L.A. Times reported a gang-related bike-by shooting yesterday.

Time to trade in the 22’s and hydraulics for a Schwinn?

  • Ah, come on now. This has nothing to do with gas prices. People have been shot in bike-by shootings in L.A. before. The violence in South L.A. has more to do with other things, and it is multi-modal. There are fights and violence on and around public transit too. The number of bus bench shootings in L.A. alone …

    I will admit, however, that this is a darkly comic angle to take on such a grim story.

  • A guy from the Latino Urban Forum complained to me the other day that Mexicans get run over on their bikes all the time and nobody ever forms a Task Force in reference to the Mandeville Canyon incident…It’s like I keep telling you Aaron, it’s a different world out here.


Times Building Continues to Discourage Bike Commuting

In the latest episode of the New York Times Building vs. bike commuters saga, building management is tagging chained bikes with notes threatening to clip and "remove" them. After being promised space in the new, 1.5 million square foot building, cyclists were barred from bringing their bikes in for months. Management finally opened a small […]

StreetFilm: How to Use a Bike Box

The New York Times doesn’t seem to have noticed, but DOT has been quietly rolling out dozens of bike boxes all over the city. As many cyclists don’t seem to know exactly what bike boxes are or how to use them yet, StreetFilms thought the time was right for this instructional video. Related: How About […]

Citi Bike Hit Two Million Trips on Sunday (That’s a Lot)

In case you missed it, Citi Bike had its two-millionth trip on Sunday, 76 days after the system went live. Citi Bike continues to rack up phenomenal numbers for a program that’s just out of the gate. London bike-share had 810,000 trips in June, and just under 999,000 in July — roughly the same number of trips […]

Why I-Hsing Rides

I met I-Hsing on her morning commute from the South Street Seaport area, where she’d dropped off her kids at school, to her job near Bryant Park. She was riding a Citi Bike to work for the first time. In fact, as a non-bike owner, she was riding any kind of bike to work for […]

No, Amsterdam Is Not “Swamped” By Bikes

In June, the New York Times published a story headlined “The Dutch Prize Their Pedal Power, But a Sea of Bikes Swamps Their Capital” that instigated much debate (over 365 reader comments in one day) and a torrent of emails to the editor. The Times followed up by seeking a “dialogue” with its readers about the supposed “swamping” of Amsterdam […]