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?

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Times Building Continues to Discourage Bike Commuting

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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 […]

Times Poll: New Yorkers Really Love Bike Lanes, Bike-Share, and Plazas

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This morning, the New York Times released a comprehensive poll on what New Yorkers think of Mayor Michael Bloomberg and programs from his administration. Bike-share, bike lanes, and plazas got high approval numbers across boroughs, ages, races, and income levels. Many of the mayoral candidates might be hesitant to acknowledge it, but New Yorkers love their livable […]

Times Poll Confirms: 66 Percent of New Yorkers Like Bike Lanes

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Poll numbers released by the New York Times today show that 66 percent of adult New Yorkers think bike lanes are a good idea, joining a growing body of public opinion data that indicates strong local support for bike infrastructure. Just two years ago, the Times noted that “there have been no independent polls of New Yorkers’ attitudes […]

Why I-Hsing Rides

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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 […]

StreetFilm: How to Use a Bike Box

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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 […]

Bike-Share: Not Just for French Commies

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In Montreal, theft is “not a major problem” for the bike-share network. Photo: TreeHugger. The Times ran a piece on Vélib’s growing pains this weekend. The story is more thoroughly reported than the hatchet job we saw from the BBC back in February — no claims that bike-share in Paris will flame out quickly this […]