This Week: Win a Basket from Adeline Adeline; Today: Party with Streetsblog

Before I get to this week’s excellent pledge drive giveaway, a note about tonight: We hope to see you at Red Lantern Bicycles in Fort Greene (Brooklyn’s only bike shop café) for an evening of conversation and livable streets videos. I’ll be there along with Clarence, Elizabeth, and Robin from Streetfilms. Please RSVP if you’ll be joining us — it’s on, starting at 8:00, rain or shine.

We have three weeks left in our spring pledge drive. Thanks to all our readers who’ve contributed so far — your support has become indispensable to the reporting, commentary, and videos we produce at Streetsblog and Streetfilms. If you visit our sites regularly and haven’t given yet, please consider making a donation. This week we’re giving away a House of Talents bike basket courtesy of the very nice bicycle purveyors at Adeline Adeline. Have a look:

Congrats to the Streetsblog supporters who won last week’s Planet Bike giveaway: Mark Guralnick and Mike Dowd of Brooklyn, and Michelle Swanson of Spokane, Washington. Also, don’t forget that everyone who gives to Streetsblog NYC before the pledge drive ends on June 1 will be entered to win a new Schwinn city bike courtesy of Ride Brooklyn.

It’s going to be a thrilling summer with major developments for bike-share, Tappan Zee transit, and critical safety improvements like the Fourth Avenue redesign on the horizon. Give to Streetsblog and help us do justice to all these important stories and more.

ALSO ON STREETSBLOG

Streetfilm: Grading Your Bike Locks, Part II

|
Here’s some levity for a dreary Monday — and an appropriate way to kick off bike month. Following up on a video from 2003, Streetfilms’ Clarence Eckerson recently took to the streets with bike mechanic Hal Ruzal of Bicycle Habitat, checking up on how effective city cyclists are in securing their rigs. Writes Clarence: As […]

On Bicycle Coverage and Media Bias

|
Since I’ve been producing Streetfilms (at last count, 196 of them), rarely do I come across work in our field that I find monumentally enlightening, savvy, or high-caliber. But the latest blog post from David Hembrow’s “A View from the Cycle Path…” contains an embedded video produced by Mark Wagenbuur that left me in awe. […]

Help Streetsblog Keep the Lights on — Donate Today

|
We’re extending our spring pledge drive til the end of the week to reach our target of $40,000 in reader donations. If you haven’t given already, please make a tax-free gift today and help keep Streetsblog and Streetfilms going strong this year. Streetsblog and Streetfilms rely on individual donations, foundation support, and sponsorships and ads […]

The Bogotá Transformation: Vision and Political Will

|
Last week’s saga of MTA workers seizing bicycles locked to a subway stair railing in Brooklyn illustrated, yet again, just how far New York City has to go towards making bicycles an integral part of the city’s transportation system. As Larry Littlefield aptly commented, "The MTA doesn’t see bikes as an extension of the transit […]