This Week: UWS Cycle Tracks, High Bridge Rehab, Bike Month

This week’s schedule is chock-a-block with discussions on city bike and pedestrian facilities, past, present and future. If you need more, there are lots of great Bike Month NYC events happening daily. 

Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line.

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Manhattan Bike Lanes, Brooklyn Bike-Share, City Bike Law

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Coinciding with the beginning of spring, this week’s calendar is all about the bikes. DOT will unveil plans for the northward expansion of Eighth and Ninth Avenue bike lanes, while there are three bike-share events on tap in Brooklyn. The week is capped by a session on bike laws with attorney Steve Vaccaro. Tuesday: TLC […]

3 Big Takeaways From NYC DOT’s 2014 Bike Count [Updated]

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NYC DOT has posted the 2014 screenline bike count [PDF] (after some prodding from us last week), showing a 4 percent increase over the previous year. Following double-digit percentage growth every year from 2006 to 2010, this marks the fourth consecutive year without an increase of 10 percent or more. The screenline captures bike trips across […]

Turnout Needed Tonight for CB4 Eighth Ave Cycle Track Vote

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Pedestrian refuges mean cyclists aren’t the only beneficiaries of cycle tracks. Photo: wrkng/Flickr Manhattan Community Board 4 will vote tonight on whether to recommend extending the protected bike lane on Eighth Avenue, now under construction below W. 14th Street, north to W. 23rd. The board’s transportation committee signed off on the lane last month. Still, […]

One City, By Bike: Bill de Blasio’s Bike Network

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This is part three of a five-part series by former NYC DOT policy director Jon Orcutt about the de Blasio administration’s opportunities to expand and improve cycling in New York. Read part one and part two. Applied to cycling, Mayor de Blasio’s “two cities” campaign theme would argue that the safety and accessibility benefits conveyed by bike lanes in […]

Digging Into the New Report on New York City Cycling

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Where bike commuters live, according to Census data compiled by the authors of a new report on New York City cycling. As we mentioned yesterday, a team led by Rutgers professor John Pucher just released a major piece of research on the state of cycling, bike infrastructure, and bike safety in New York. If you […]