Recent Streetsblog NYC posts about Out of Town

Always Wear a Bullet-Proof Helmet

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The shooter, Charles Diez. Here’s some incredible out-of-town road rage, via TreeHugger. A motorist in Asheville, North Carolina was so incensed by the sight of a father biking with his 3-year-old kid mounted on a rear seat, that he pulled over and fired a gun at the cycling dad’s head: Police said the driver, Charles […]

Inspired by Streetfilms, Ciclovia Comes to Roanoke, VA

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Here’s a neat livable streets success story from Virginia. A short time back a woman named Andrea Garland dropped by the TOPP office in Manhattan. A transportation engineer and native of Colombia, Andrea now lives in Roanoke, where she is active in several cyclist and pedestrian groups. One of those groups, BikeWalk Virginia, is bringing […]

Big Day for Transportation Ballot Initiatives

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In case you’re not already tracking enough outcomes this evening, the Overhead Wire will be live-blogging the election with an eye toward a bevy of transit-related ballot initiatives. Here’s a sampling (links ours): St. Louis – An election is being held to give Metro a half cent more in order to keep up with operating […]

Memo to MTV: “Pimp My Bike” = Ratings Gold

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Via TreeHugger, this YouTube clip features Oakland’s Trunk Boiz boasting about their scraper bikes, which sport custom-painted frames and rims to match (more photos here). The video has become an online sensation, drawing more than two million views. Tyrone Stevenson, one of the creators of the scraper bike style, is ready to capitalize, reports NPR: […]