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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...

City Sanitation Driver Arrested After Fatally Striking Pedestrian While Driving Wrong Way In Crown Heights

City Sanitation Driver Arrested After Fatally Striking Pedestrian While Driving Wrong Way In Crown Heights

Eastern Pkwy & Brooklyn Ave in Crown Heights (Google Maps) A city sanitation truck driver has been arrested after fatally striking a pedestrian while going the wrong way down a one-way street in Brooklyn on Thursday...

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...

Cyclist Struck By For-Hire Vehicle Driver Near Hudson Greenway

Cyclist Struck By For-Hire Vehicle Driver Near Hudson Greenway

The scene at West Street and Liberty Street (via Jamison Hermann) The driver of a for-hire vehicle struck a cyclist in lower Manhattan on Friday morning in what appeared to be an intentional ramming, according to...

Ninth Street Redesign In Park Slope Nears Completion

Ninth Street Redesign In Park Slope Nears Completion

The DOT's redesign Nearly six months after Dorothy Bruns blew a red light in Park Slope, killing two children and an unborn baby, the city's promised safety improvements at the notoriously dangerous 9th Street intersection are...

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...

No Charges For Hit-And-Run Sanitation Truck Driver Who Critically Injured Bushwick Cyclist

No Charges For Hit-And-Run Sanitation Truck Driver Who Critically Injured Bushwick Cyclist

(Google Maps) The Department of Sanitation driver who struck a cyclist in Bushwick earlier this month will not face charges, police said, despite fleeing the scene of the reportedly gruesome crash. The NYPD has deemed the...

NYPD Cracks Down On Cyclists Using Domino Park's New Street

NYPD Cracks Down On Cyclists Using Domino Park's New Street

Clearly a major enforcement priority (Jamison Hermann) The gorgeous new Domino Park opened to the public last month, bringing six-acres of desperately needed greenery and recreation space and waterfront access to the edge of the East...

No Jail Time For Reckless Driver Who Killed Cyclist Heather Lough Outside Botanical Garden

No Jail Time For Reckless Driver Who Killed Cyclist Heather Lough Outside Botanical Garden

Heather Lough, who was killed in April 2016 while biking in the Bronx, with her husband Andy. (via YouCaring) The truck driver who fatally struck cyclist Heather Lough in the Bronx two years ago has pleaded...

City Clarifies Loophole On E-Bike Enforcement, Will Continue Crackdown On Delivery Workers

City Clarifies Loophole On E-Bike Enforcement, Will Continue Crackdown On Delivery Workers

Dong Shixiang estimates that he's been pulled over by the police five or six times over the last year (Scott Heins / Gothamist) By Mayor Bill de Blasio's own admission, the laws governing electric bikes in...

Cyclist Dies After Hitting Head On Support Beam Of Manhattan Bridge, Police Say

Cyclist Dies After Hitting Head On Support Beam Of Manhattan Bridge, Police Say

Bike lanes on the Manhattan Bridge were closed as police investigated the incident on Sunday (Courtesy of @Bahij) A Brooklyn man was pronounced dead after falling from his bike while riding over the Manhattan Bridge on...

Dockless Bike Share Coming To Select Outer Borough Neighborhoods This Summer

Dockless Bike Share Coming To Select Outer Borough Neighborhoods This Summer

The Future? (Scott Lynch / Gothamist) After a couple false starts, dockless bike share is finally coming to the city, beginning with outerborough neighborhoods not currently served by Citi Bike (which turns five this weekend). On...

NYPD Cracks Down On Cyclists As Cyclist Deaths Soar

NYPD Cracks Down On Cyclists As Cyclist Deaths Soar

An ode to Matthew von Ohlen in the back yard at Calexico on Tuesday (courtesy Logan Gilbert). On Tuesday evening, four days after 35-year-old Matthew von Ohlen was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver while...

Roll-N-Roaster Debuts New Outdoor Window Serving Lemon Ices & Roast Beef Paninis

Roll-N-Roaster Debuts New Outdoor Window Serving Lemon Ices & Roast Beef Paninis

(courtesy Roll-N-Roaster) You can't mess with the perfection of Roll-N-Roaster, the Sheepshead Bay restaurant that's been slinging superior roast beef sandwiches on Emmons Avenue for over 40 years. But this summer, they're changing up their game...

UES Community Board Rejects "Terrible" New Bike Lanes

UES Community Board Rejects

Michele Birnbaum (front row, second from left) was among the CB 8 members that voted against new crosstown bike lanes on the Upper East Side (Scott Heings/Gothamist) Cyclists on the Upper East Side will have to...

Ask A Native New Yorker: I Doored A Bike Lane-Spurning Cyclist, So Who's Really At Fault?

Ask A Native New Yorker: I Doored A Bike Lane-Spurning Cyclist, So Who's Really At Fault?

(Trammell Hudson / Flickr) Are you relatively new to this bustling metropolis? Don't be shy about it, everyone was new to New York once upon a time, except, of course, those battle-hardened residents who've lived here...

City Isn't Keeping Up With Historic Cyclist Boom, Safe Streets Advocates Say

City Isn't Keeping Up With Historic Cyclist Boom, Safe Streets Advocates Say

(NYC DOT) Today the DOT released the results of years of research confirming the obvious: the number of New Yorkers getting around by bike has skyrocketed in recent years, and is up 320 percent since 1990....

Woody Allen Speaks Out Against These Unacceptable, Ungraceful Bike Lanes

Woody Allen Speaks Out Against These Unacceptable, Ungraceful Bike Lanes

Woody Allen (center) sits at a CB 8 transportation committee meeting debating new bike lanes on Upper East Side cross streets (Scott Heins/Gothamist) Upper East Side residents gathered at a church on East 88th Street last...

How To Survive Bike Commuting In NYC's So-Called

How To Survive Bike Commuting In NYC's So-Called "Winter"

via Eric Harvey Brown's flickr Something akin to real winter weather has finally hit NYC, and simply commuting to work can feel like an olympic test of fortitude. It sucks, but we do it, and occasionally...

Losing Your Fear Of Biking In NYC: Are Stop Lights Optional?

Losing Your Fear Of Biking In NYC: Are Stop Lights Optional?

(Damien DEROUENE / Flickr) "My preference is to get this over with," I said. Whatever confidence I had amassed at the end of my first ride had evaporated. I was now more nervous than ever before...

Losing Your Fear Of Biking NYC:

Losing Your Fear Of Biking NYC: "Get Big"

I think of bike commuting as something for people tougher than me, people who have lots of tattoos and actual leg muscles and can yell “Fuck off!” at a pedestrian without feeling guilty. I’m a 38-year-old mom with a bad back.

The MTA Is Testing Out Bicycle Racks On Two City Bus Lines

The MTA Is Testing Out Bicycle Racks On Two City Bus Lines

Design 1 (MTA New York City Transit) If we needed any more proof that Staten Island is turning into the next Williamsburg, the MTA has announced a pilot program that will install bike racks on two...

Summer Streets' Car-Free Utopia Takes Manhattan gallery

Summer Streets' Car-Free Utopia Takes Manhattan

For six hours on Saturday, the DOT banned cars from a seven-mile stretch of Manhattan, and New Yorkers rejoiced. Summer Streets, now in its eighth year, reigned on Park Avenue yesterday, giving us a taste of a...

Driver Arrested For Brandishing Samurai Sword In Holland Tunnel Road Rage Freakout

Driver Arrested For Brandishing Samurai Sword In Holland Tunnel Road Rage Freakout

Richardson Rosius is accused of threatening a driver with this sword. (Port Authority Police) A driver got so angry about traffic into the Holland Tunnel on the Manhattan side yesterday afternoon that he allegedly jumped out...

Bike Cop Tickets Bicyclist For Biking On Bike Path

Bike Cop Tickets Bicyclist For Biking On Bike Path

Back in November, a cyclist riding on the 96th Street path in Central Park was pulled over by a police officer wearing a bike helmet. The cyclist’s offense: riding on the 96th Street path, which was designated...

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