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Why Is The Next Phase Of The Queens Boulevard Bike Lane Still In Limbo?

Why Is The Next Phase Of The Queens Boulevard Bike Lane Still In Limbo?

A rendering of the still unrealized Phase 4 bike lane (DOT) Last July, for a little over 24 hours, “no parking” signs appeared on a stretch of Queens Boulevard in Forest Hills. The city’s Department of...

Amid Uptick In Cyclist & Pedestrian Deaths, NYPD Is Ticketing Cyclists In Bike Lanes

Amid Uptick In Cyclist & Pedestrian Deaths, NYPD Is Ticketing Cyclists In Bike Lanes

(via Flickr/JoelZimmer) On Tuesday night, an 80-year-old woman was killed and an 84-year-old man was badly injured by a driver making a left turn onto a residential street in Little Neck, Queens. As of this morning,...

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...

NYPD Accused Of 'Victim Blaming Nonsense' After Truck Driver Kills Cyclist In Brooklyn

NYPD Accused Of 'Victim Blaming Nonsense' After Truck Driver Kills Cyclist In Brooklyn

(Google Maps) A cyclist was killed by a hit-and-run truck driver while riding in a bike lane in East New York on Friday morning. The victim has been identified as 21-year-old Din Rajon. Police say that...

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...

Lawyer Defending Bus Driver Who Killed Dan Hanegby Cites 'Strong Emotions In The Cyclist Community'video

Lawyer Defending Bus Driver Who Killed Dan Hanegby Cites 'Strong Emotions In The Cyclist Community'

A still from security camera video released by the Manhattan DA's office on Thursday appears to contradict initial NYPD statements that cyclist Dan Hanegby "swerved" into a Coach USA bus moments before his death on June...

Video Shows Bus Driver Fatally Striking Citi Bike Rider video

Video Shows Bus Driver Fatally Striking Citi Bike Rider

Dan Hanegby (via Facebook) Last summer, Dan Hanegby became the first Citi Bike rider killed in the program's history, after bus driver Dave Lewis fatally struck him on West 26th Street. After NYPD sources initially said...

Will Double Parking 'Culture' Destroy A Protected Inwood Bike Lane?

Will Double Parking 'Culture' Destroy A Protected Inwood Bike Lane?

Dyckman Street (via DOT) Back in December, the city installed parking-protected bike lanes on both sides of Dyckman Street in Inwood, connecting the east- and west-side greenways on a notoriously dangerous commercial stretch. Outrage over lost...

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...

Central Park Cyclist Injured In Crash With Garbage Truck Driver Two Days After Car Ban

Central Park Cyclist Injured In Crash With Garbage Truck Driver Two Days After Car Ban

(Courtesy tipster) Two days after cars were officially banned from Central Park, a cyclist was injured in an early-morning collision with a garbage truck driver. A witness took the above photo from the scene this morning...

DWI, Vehicular Assault Charges For Driver Who Struck Four Cyclists During NYC Century Bike Tour

DWI, Vehicular Assault Charges For Driver Who Struck Four Cyclists During NYC Century Bike Tour

Cyclists beginning the NYC Century Bike Tour on Sunday (via Transportation Alternatives) An allegedly drunk driver who slammed into a group of cyclists, critically injuring one woman, in Borough Park on Sunday morning has been arrested...

Thanks, Technology: Man On Bike Says Phone App Led Him Through Lincoln Tunnel

Thanks, Technology: Man On Bike Says Phone App Led Him Through Lincoln Tunnel

Where's the bike lane? (Muppetz / Gothamist) A deliveryman on a bicycle wound up on a misguided trip through the Lincoln Tunnel on Tuesday night, after he said his phone app steered him into the cars-only...

Photos: Pedestrians & Cyclists Get A Flatiron Oasisgallery

Photos: Pedestrians & Cyclists Get A Flatiron Oasis

Last summer New Yorkers got a fleeting taste of what life would be like if Manhattan's streets were designed in the name of pedestrian and cyclist safety, as opposed to drivers' convenience. Now, at one Flatiron intersection,...

NYPD Upholds Tradition Of Ticketing Cyclists Near Site Of Fatal Hit-And-Run

NYPD Upholds Tradition Of Ticketing Cyclists Near Site Of Fatal Hit-And-Run

A cyclist is issued a ticket in Greenpoint this week. (via Luke Ohlson's Twitter) Police officers have been on a cyclist ticketing blitz in Greenpoint this week near the intersection where 27-year-old Neftaly Ramirez was killed...

Cyclist Killed In Chelsea Becomes NYC's First Citi Bike Fatality

Cyclist Killed In Chelsea Becomes NYC's First Citi Bike Fatality

(Facebook) A 36-year-old Brooklyn man was fatally struck by a charter bus driver in Chelsea on Monday morning as he biked along West 26th Street on a Citi Bike. Dan Hanegby, who lived in Brooklyn Heights...

An Open Letter To Hudson River Park Bike Path Joggers

An Open Letter To Hudson River Park Bike Path Joggers

Running (or biking) near speeding cars sucks. Why would you jog here when there is an alternative? I have to bike here because the law states that I shall. (Todd Vorenkamp) Dear Joggers, Now that the...

Traffic Deaths Down 23 Percent Under Vision Zero, But Cyclist & Pedestrian Deaths Are Up

Traffic Deaths Down 23 Percent Under Vision Zero, But Cyclist & Pedestrian Deaths Are Up

Kent Street in Williamsburg after pedestrian was struck and killed by a truck driver. (via @WMSBG) Mayor de Blasio's office released their third Vision Zero report yesterday, and there is good news—overall traffic fatalities have decreased...

Helmet Shmelmet: Why It's OK To Ride A Bike In NYC Without One

Helmet Shmelmet: Why It's OK To Ride A Bike In NYC Without One

(Courtesy Eben Weiss) The following is an editorial from Eben Weiss, who writes the popular, funny, and insightful Bike Snob NYC blog. The most frustrating thing about being a cyclist in New York City isn't the...

Suspect In Hit-And-Run Death Of Matthew Von Ohlen Charged With Manslaughter

Suspect In Hit-And-Run Death Of Matthew Von Ohlen Charged With Manslaughter

Matthew von Ohlen (via Bikestock) Officers from the NYPD's Collision Investigation Squad have arrested a suspect in the hit-and-run killing of Matthew von Ohlen, a Queens man who was fatally struck by the driver of a...

Photos: Mutant Bikers Battle For Glory At Bike Kill 2016gallery

Photos: Mutant Bikers Battle For Glory At Bike Kill 2016

A few hundred bike punks riding mutant welded art-cycles and throwing weird shit at each other in an endless counter-clockwise beer gyre while onlookers partied to the searing riffs of live metal bands made for a perfect...

City Council Will Consider Letting Cyclists Follow Pedestrian Signals

City Council Will Consider Letting Cyclists Follow Pedestrian Signals

Girl, you'll be legally classified as a pedestrian, soon. (Rawle C. Jackman / Flickr) A new bill that the City Council will hear next month would allow cyclists to follow the instructions of pedestrian signals rather...

Bicyclist Struck By Truck Driver Near Times Square Will 'Probably Lose A Leg'

Bicyclist Struck By Truck Driver Near Times Square Will 'Probably Lose A Leg'

(istockphoto) A man biking in midtown Manhattan was seriously injured when a hit-and-run truck driver struck him this morning. Police confirmed that the cyclist was biking near West 40th Street and 8th Avenue when a garbage...

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...

NYPD Forced Cyclists Off Hudson River Greenway, So Some Took The West Side Highway

NYPD Forced Cyclists Off Hudson River Greenway, So Some Took The West Side Highway

Eleven blocks of the Hudson River Greenway were shut down for over four hours on Wednesday night due to "NYPD safety/security measures," leaving cyclists who rely on the Greenway with limited safe options for their commute. .@StreetsblogNYC...

Witness: Driver 'Exploded A Cyclist' In Grisly Park Slope Crash

Witness: Driver 'Exploded A Cyclist' In Grisly Park Slope Crash

The car's windshield (Courtesy of a tipster) A 20-year-old bicyclist was seriously injured after being struck by a driver in Park Slope last night. The force of the collision shattered the car's windshield, and a witness...

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...

Cyclists Question NYPD's 'Radio Silence' On Fatal Williamsburg Hit-And-Run

Cyclists Question NYPD's 'Radio Silence' On Fatal Williamsburg Hit-And-Run

Matthew Von Ohlen (via Bikestock) Over two weeks ago, the NYPD's 90th Precinct tweeted that officers had tracked down the black Chevy Camaro allegedly involved in the hit-and-run crash that killed Queens cyclist Matthew von Ohlen....

NYPD Needs To Ease Up On Cyclists And Target Reckless Driving

NYPD Needs To Ease Up On Cyclists And Target Reckless Driving

Just your typical morning in Williamsburg's Kent Avenue bike lane. (John Del Signore / Gothamist) With bicycling season upon us once again, I’m thrilled to see how many more New Yorkers are discovering the benefits and...

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