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Whoopi Goldberg Really Hates Bike Lanesvideo

Whoopi Goldberg Really Hates Bike Lanes

Whoopi Goldberg delivers remarks at the start of the Women’s March in New York City on Saturday, January 21st, 2017. (Edwin J. Torres / Mayoral Photo Office) Mayor Bill de Blasio went on The View today...

Grand Street Business Owners Want L-Pocalypse Bike Lane Turned Back Into Parking

Grand Street Business Owners Want L-Pocalypse Bike Lane Turned Back Into Parking

The Grand Street bike lane in December 2018. (Yehuda Pollack / Gothamist) Now that the full L train shutdown is on the verge of being replaced by a new "nights and weekends" work plan proposed by...

In L Train Shutdown Confusion, West Village Residents See Chance To Kill Bike Lanes

In L Train Shutdown Confusion, West Village Residents See Chance To Kill Bike Lanes

The new bike lane on 13th Street betwen 6th & 7th Avenues (Gothamist) The L train shutdown might be cancelled, but the battle over what will happen with the city's long-planned mitigation measures is only just...

Does NYC Need A 'Bike Mayor'?

Does NYC Need A 'Bike Mayor'?

The Car Mayor takes his first ride in years alongside DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg (Michael Appleton / Mayor's Office) Two years ago, a Brooklyn City Councilmember proposed legislation creating the office of the Night Mayor, an...

Cyclist Deaths Hit Record Low As NYC Adds 20 Miles Of Protected Bike Lanes

Cyclist Deaths Hit Record Low As NYC Adds 20 Miles Of Protected Bike Lanes

The new two-way Delancey Street protected bike lane in action last month (Gothamist) The Department of Transportation took a debatably-deserved victory lap on Wednesday, announcing that 20.9 miles of protected bike lanes had been installed across...

Bike Lane Haters Are Allegedly Sabotaging Queens Cyclists With Thumb Tacks

Bike Lane Haters Are Allegedly Sabotaging Queens Cyclists With Thumb Tacks

Tacks found in the 43rd Avenue bike lane (Courtesy of Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer) A popular new bike lane in Queens has been bombarded with thumb tacks, in what cyclists and elected officials suspect is a...

The New Delancey Street Bike Lane Has A Potentially Dangerous Flaw

The New Delancey Street Bike Lane Has A Potentially Dangerous Flaw

The new two-way Delancey Street protected bike lane in action on Thursday morning (Gothamist) Roughly 7,300 cyclists commute over the Williamsburg Bridge every day, according to the Department of Transportation. In just 163 days, when L...

Exclusive: Park Slope Subaru Owner Who Sparked Bike Lane Uproar SPEAKS

Exclusive: Park Slope Subaru Owner Who Sparked Bike Lane Uproar SPEAKS

(Courtesy of Adam White) Over the weekend, some Park Slope cyclists were flummoxed to find a red Subaru Forester parked in the middle of their shiny new bike lane—and incensed by a note someone had taped...

Park Slope Driver Blocks New Bike Lane Because 'This Car Predates Bike Lane'

Park Slope Driver Blocks New Bike Lane Because 'This Car Predates Bike Lane'

(Courtesy of Adam White) Bike lanes make streets safer for cyclists, but they come at a cost: sometimes they replace the free parking spaces that NYC drivers seem to feel is their God-given birthright. Over in...

NYPD Just Inventing Laws About Bike Lanes Now

NYPD Just Inventing Laws About Bike Lanes Now

Sergeant Wu of the 7th Precinct (via Twitter) On Tuesday, Department of Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg was asked her thoughts on motorists blocking bike lanes, and whether the law should always be enforced, even when the...

De Blasio Says Driver Who Blocked Bike Lane In Fatal Crash Should Face 'Consequences'

De Blasio Says Driver Who Blocked Bike Lane In Fatal Crash Should Face 'Consequences'

The bike lane is between regular traffic and park cars (Courtesy of West Side Rag) Mayor Bill de Blasio, who's repeatedly stated that briefly parking in a bike lane is no big deal, now says he'd...

Is Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie NYC's Most Powerful Bike Commuter?

Is Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie NYC's Most Powerful Bike Commuter?

Last month, Mayor Bill de Blasio got on a bicycle for the first time in nearly a decade, but it was a quick trip on a boardwalk to show off the City's new dockless bikeshare possibilities. Senator...

Video: A Dozen Drivers Enjoy Free Parking In This Manhattan Bike Lanevideo

Video: A Dozen Drivers Enjoy Free Parking In This Manhattan Bike Lane

At least a dozen drivers, including two NYPD employees, recently discovered a new parking lot in Chelsea. According to a video posted to Twitter on Tuesday, the parking lot happens to exist inside a westbound bike lane...

A Fond Look Back At The Hysterical Anti-Citi Bike Hysteria

A Fond Look Back At The Hysterical Anti-Citi Bike Hysteria

Petrosino Square, courtesy SoHo Alliance ("Children of Citi Bike" photo composite courtesy Jen Carlson) This weekend marks the fifth anniversary of Citi Bike, the public bicycle transportation system that has, little by little, become part of...

As Citi Bike Turns Five, Advocates Call For Important Improvements

As Citi Bike Turns Five, Advocates Call For Important Improvements

(NYC Department of Transportation / Flickr) Since launching back in May 2013, Citi Bike has altered the landscape of the city and how New Yorkers navigate it. Transportation Alternatives says, “every day it moves more people...

Brooklyn Residents Call For More Ambitious Survival Plan At L Train Town Hall

Brooklyn Residents Call For More Ambitious Survival Plan At L Train Town Hall

Last night's town hall at Progress High School in Williamsburg (Gothamist) Fresh off last week's rollicking display of NIMBY indulgence, the second and final stop on the MTA's L-pocalypse Listening Tour came to Brooklyn last night,...

Elevated Brooklyn Bike Path Doubles As Totally Awesome Police Parking

Elevated Brooklyn Bike Path Doubles As Totally Awesome Police Parking

Ingenuity, as always. (via Lauren Melodia) After getting creative in the urban jungle by parking in an otherwise magically car-free spot in Manhattan, the NYPD's campaign of courteous respect came across the bridge to the famous...

Cyclists Demand Protected Crosstown Bike Lanes In Wake Of Fatal Citi Bike Crash

Cyclists Demand Protected Crosstown Bike Lanes In Wake Of Fatal Citi Bike Crash

An example of a protected bike lane, installed last year on Chrystie Street, which runs north/south in Manhattan. Advocates would like to see similar treatments along crosstown routes. (DOT/Flickr) When 36-year-old Dan Hanegby was run over...

DOT Reveals First Look At Proposed 4th Avenue Bike Lane In Brooklyn

DOT Reveals First Look At Proposed 4th Avenue Bike Lane In Brooklyn

via Department of Transportation Despite the best efforts of CBS 2 to put an end to the city's growing bike network, representatives from the Department of Transportation gave the public a first look at a planned...

Cyclist Discovers The Key To Getting People Out Of His Way On The Brooklyn Bridge Bike Pathvideo

Cyclist Discovers The Key To Getting People Out Of His Way On The Brooklyn Bridge Bike Path

The Brooklyn Bridge bike path is often so clogged with tourists that actually attempting to use it for its designated purpose can be an exercise in extreme futility. But while many bike commuters have simply given up...

Meet De Blasio's Shelter-Protesting, Car-Loving Mayoral Challenger

Meet De Blasio's Shelter-Protesting, Car-Loving Mayoral Challenger

Senator Avella at a 2012 press conference (Getty). Democratic State Senator Tony Avella announced his mayoral bid last weekend, outside of a Holiday Inn Express in Maspeth that's become a lightning rod for criticism of the...

Car Dealership Finds Queens Boulevard Bike Lane Is A Great Place To Store Cars

Car Dealership Finds Queens Boulevard Bike Lane Is A Great Place To Store Cars

The bike lane is a great place to buy a car. (Photo by Ben Chan) Very recently, we covered the advent of a great map that lets you shame drivers parked in the bike lane, since...

Interactive Map Shames Drivers Parked In Bike Lanes

Interactive Map Shames Drivers Parked In Bike Lanes

It might not be justice, but it's something. Cars blocking bike lanes rank high among the most dangerous and irritating obstacles you encounter when riding a bike in NYC. You not only have to pull into...

The Prospect Park West Bike Lane Legal War Is OVER

The Prospect Park West Bike Lane Legal War Is OVER

Prospect Park West bike lanes. Diane Greene Lent/Flickr The cantankerous opponents of the bike lanes on Prospect Park West have decided to drop their long-running lawsuit seeking removal of the lanes, bringing a six-year battle to...

Treacherous Stretch Of Delancey Street Will Get Protected Bike Lanes

Treacherous Stretch Of Delancey Street Will Get Protected Bike Lanes

Bike path along Delancey. Michael G. Chan/Flickr Delancey Street is finally getting a protected bike lane! The NYC Department of Transportation on Wednesday released its Strategic Plan 2016 (shouldn't they call it strategic plan 2017?), which...

NYC Will Build 18 Miles Of Protected Bike Lanes In 2016

NYC Will Build 18 Miles Of Protected Bike Lanes In 2016

The protected bike lane planned for Bruckner Boulevard in the Bronx (DOT). As part of his administration's ongoing effort to eliminate traffic deaths, Mayor de Blasio announced Tuesday that New York City will be getting 75...

More NYC Cyclists Have Died So Far This Year Than In All Of Last Year

More NYC Cyclists Have Died So Far This Year Than In All Of Last Year

Michael Schenkman, killed by a driver in Queens on Wednesday, was an avid cyclist and runner at 78. (Facebook) The death of Michael Schenkman, a 78-year-old triathlete killed by a driver while cycling near his home...

Unhinged Driver Chases Cyclists In Brooklyn Bike Lane, NYPD Shrugs

Unhinged Driver Chases Cyclists In Brooklyn Bike Lane, NYPD Shrugs

The NYPD says there's just nothing to be done about this. via Anna Maria Diaz-Balart Less than a month after a hit and run driver killed Bikestock co-founder Matthew Von Ohlen, another Brooklyn cyclist says an...

Video: The Midtown 8th Ave Bike Lane Is A Chaotic Circus Of Dangerous Depravityvideo

Video: The Midtown 8th Ave Bike Lane Is A Chaotic Circus Of Dangerous Depravity

Seasoned Manhattan cyclists know to expect delays along 8th Avenue in midtown, where tourists—and locals trying to get around all the tourists—routinely promenade through the bike lane like it's a verdant pedestrian plaza nestled in the heart of some Swiss skiing village. Filmmaker and cyclist Jeff Seal, however, is fed up with the situation, and he recently decided to document the absurd chaos that is the 8th Avenue bike, capturing it in all its frustrating, lawless glory.

Sorry, Woody Allen: The UES Will Get Some Of Those 'Unacceptable' Bike Lanes After All

Sorry, Woody Allen: The UES Will Get Some Of Those 'Unacceptable' Bike Lanes After All

The DOT will proceed with two of these three initially proposed UES lanes. (DOT) The Upper East Side bike lane battle has been a simultaneously hilarious and depressing epitome of what happens when the Department of...

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