Recent Posts in Bike Trends

  • 9-Dec-2011

    Number of Bicyclists Keeps Climbing, City Says

    The Bloomberg administration has aggressively expanded New York City's bicycle infrastructure, creating hundreds of miles of bicycle lanes and encouraging residents to try out the cleaner, often speedier mode of transport. On Thursday, the city ...
  • 30-Nov-2011

    Traffic Warnings, NY's new fun signs

    By MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM James Estrin/The New York TimesSafety-warning poems / sprouting from city sign poles / look for one near you. Look! It's a street sign with a haiku underneath. They are new, Tuesday. The city says they are an eye-catching ...
  • 21-Nov-2011

    Electric Bikes caught in Limbo

    What happens to a bicycle when it gains an electric motor? Is it still a bicycle? Is it a scooter? Or is a different beast entirely, a patched-together monstrosity with no place on the road? The legal answer to these questions depends on where the ...
  • 21-Nov-2011

    Prospect Park to set speed limitations for Bikes

    Charles Astor, 4, amid the new traffic barrels set up in Prospect Park. Collisions have left two pedestrians badly injured. By J. DAVID GOODMAN On a stretch of Prospect Park 's main drive, bright orange traffic barrels are the most visible symbols of ...
  • 16-Nov-2011

    Bike Rooms for two wheeled comuters

    A Room of Their Own for 2-Wheeled Commuters Dave Sanders for The New York Times Jordan Mokriski in the bike storage room of the Starrett-Lehigh Building, where he works. The room holds about 150 bicycles. By TOM ACITELLI Published: November 15, 2011 ...
  • 14-Nov-2011

    Salvaging Abandoned Bikes

    Salvaging Abandoned Bikes, Making Room for Others CRAMPED AREAS Bicycle rooms have become a lure for many apartment hunters in the city, but many bikes are left behind in them, often for years. By J. DAVID GOODMAN Published: November 4, 2011 THEIR ...
  • 14-Nov-2011

    Pedestrian and Bikes- Pedestrian loses the right of way

    The Pedestrian Loses the Way By CHRISTOPHER GRAY Published: November 10, 2011 IN the future, perhaps our time will be known as the first decade of the Bicycle Wars, with righteous armies fighting over traffic lanes, bike paths and sidewalks, indeed ...
  • 8-Nov-2011

    Life in the Slow Lane- Enjoying NY's bike lanes

    Pleasures of Life in the Slow Lane By MICHAEL KIMMELMAN Published: November 7, 2011 New Yorkers should love bicycling. We're control freaks. We want to get from here to there in a New York minute and moan about the subways and the buses, about ...
  • 28-Oct-2011

    The Surprising Psychology of Driver Interaction With Cyclists

    The Surprising Psychology of Driver Interaction With Cyclists by Angie Schmitt on October 26, 2011 Pop quiz. Do you wear a helmet when you ride? Spandex or normal clothes? Are you female or male? Wearing a helmet may buy you extra protection from ...
  • 19-Oct-2011

    New York Bike Law Could Mean Mandatory Licenses and Insurance For the Whole State

    By Joe Coscarelli Mon., Feb. 28 2011 at 2:34 PM ‚Äč This afternoon, Gothamist points us to a proposal by assemblyman Michael DenDekker, a Democrat from Queens, which would require by law that every bicycle -- not just in New York City, but in New York ...
  • 14-Oct-2011

    Man in East Village installs his own bike rack

    Here's a fun thing to ponder: Can you install a bike rack outside your house and then claim it as yours and yours alone? It comes up because that appears to be what one intrepid East Villager has gone and done-going so far as to deface bikes that are ...
  • 11-Oct-2011

    The time is now for bike advocates

    It's a great time to be a bike advocate-so go ahead and party like it's 1899. By Bob Mionske Fifty years ago, there was no national bicycling advocacy organization. This hadn't always been the case. Our nation's first paved roads were developed ...
  • 5-Oct-2011

    Critical Mass Rides ends with Horrible accident

    A critical Mass goes horribly wrong with multiple people injured in bike accident. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDrX-kvppiE&feature=player_detailpage
  • 4-Oct-2011

    Full Size Electric Scooters to be allowed in Bike Lanes

    Full-Sized Electric Scooter Legal in Bike Lanes FlyKly, is a rechargeable electric motorbike with vestigial pedals. Because it can reach just 20mph and has a motor of less than 750W, it qualifies under Federal electric bicycle law as a pu The FlyKly ...
  • 4-Oct-2011

    New Ban proposed on texting and biking

    Just when we thought we heard all there is to hear about the dangers involved in texting and driving, now we need to warn rider about texting and biking. It may take superb balance to pull off, but texting bicyclists in chicago could soon face fines ...
  • 29-Sep-2011

    Fixed Gear Bikes Head OverSeas

    Fixed gear bikes that have become popular in New York neighborhoods and fashion forward accessory in Brooklyn, LIC and as far west as San Fransisco are now heading overseas and are being found in Paris, Tokyo and London. The New York Times reports ...

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