Bike to Work Day Open Thread

The secure-but-dingy bike room at 148 Lafayette Street, headquarters of Streetsblog NYC and Streetfilms.

Happy National Bike to Work Day, Streetsbloggers. Anyone ride in to the office for the first time today? Share your stories about today’s commute and those friendly TransAlt breakfast stations in the comments.

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Fifty years ago the League of American Bicyclists organized the first Bike to Work Day. Today, more than 500 events were held across the country to encourage people to “bike the drive,” as they say. More than 41 million Americans have participated in National Bike to Work Week at least once, according to a 2002 […]

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Streetfilms’ Robin Urban Smith was up on the Grand Concourse this morning for one of New York’s Bike to Work Day traditions — the Bronx Borough President’s ride from Poe Park down to Lou Gehrig Plaza. Watch and see all the different answers you get when you ask people, "Why do you bike to work?" […]

Bike to Work Day Open Thread

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How was your ride to work today? Bike traffic on the Manhattan Bridge seemed heavier than usual. After I took a few pictures of the Sands Street bike path, I got onto the bridge approach with a platoon of about a dozen people on bikes. At the end of the bridge, an apple from the […]

D.C. Rings in Bike to Work Day With Big Bike-Sharing Announcement

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A big expansion of bike-sharing in D.C. will make public bikes a real transportation option for many more people. Image: Pedal_Power_Pete/Flickr Washington D.C. is making the biggest splash (policy-wise) on Bike to Work Day this year, with officials announcing a major expansion of the city’s bike-sharing system. According to Greater Greater Washington, the new system […]

T-Minus 10 Days to Citi Bike Launch

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The Rob Ford crack-smoking video¬†is sucking the oxygen from every other bike-related story on this Bike to Work Day, but it looks like a good number of New Yorkers are keeping their eyes on the prize: Today is the last day to get a Citi Bike membership in time to ride on the day the […]