Despite suffering untold insults, indignities, and worse as a New York cyclist, Biker H is rarely happier than when sheâs riding. She keeps a close eye on our streets and parks during her daily travels through town.
Last week, we saw the sorry condition of the new on-street bike route in Times Square and thought to ourselves how much better things would be if only bikes had some truly protected turf in the Crossroads of the World. Alas, just a half-mile south, our idealistic thoughts were quashed by this depressing visage: Here […]
Less than three months after they appeared on Seventh Avenue in Times Square, some of New York City’s first sharrows are well on their way to disappearing. And so you have to wonder: Can the city’s commitment to 200 miles of new bike lanes in three years be meaningful if this is their condition […]
Staying on the cars-parked-in-bike-lanes theme… Bike lanes are popping up faster than you can say "community involvement" these days, like on West 90th and 91st Streets, where the final stripes have yet to be laid. (Shown above: West 90th between Columbus and Central Park West.) I like: The lanes connect Riverside Drive and Central Park […]
Why not Close New York City’s Streets to Traffic More Often? Sunday was New York City’s 26.2-mile block party, a once-a-year occasion for residents and visitors alike to actually enjoy the city streets. A recently announced economic-impact study of the 2005 race calculated that the marathon–complete with participants and spectators from near and far, sponsors, charities, media, prize […]