With (Facebook) Friends Like These …

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Make drivers chip in for transit? OMG, right?

Looks like at least one of Marty’s friends isn’t LOL.

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Details and Questions Emerge in Brooklyn Cyclist Deaths

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Craig Murphey The deaths of two Brooklyn cyclists just hours apart yesterday have resulted in a homicide charge and an outpouring of grief for a man friends describe as "a truly thoughtful and selfless individual." Friends of one of the victims are also questioning the official account of his death. City dailies report that Williamsburg […]

Why Erin Rides

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Here’s the sixth portrait in Streetsblog’s weekly “Why I Ride” series. I always like to see bikes like Erin’s – elegant, but clearly bearing the scuffs and scratches that come with regular use. I ask her how she likes it. “I love it. It’s a great city bike.” Erin lives in Brooklyn and on this day […]

Inebriated Columnist Issues Fatwa Against Kamikaze Jerks

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Last week, columnist Steve Dunleavy used his 400-word rant-space in the New York Post to urge the city’s cab riders and motorists to throw open their car doors in front of "pedal punks" riding their "maiming machines," and, "take back the streets" from bike-commuting "kamikaze jerks."  City cyclists, already feeling vulnerable after a month of […]
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FHWA: Oklahoma DOT Must Consider Restoring Street Grid in Downtown OKC

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In a rare victory against state DOT standard operating procedure, residents of Oklahoma City last week managed to compel the Oklahoma Department of Transportation to consider a redeveloped street grid as an alternative to a wide, high-speed boulevard through the city’s downtown. A highly-organized group of volunteers calling themselves Friends of a Better Boulevard has been […]