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A little after 9AM on Friday morning, an NYPD patrol car collided with a truck at the intersection of Bushwick and Flushing Avenues while trying to avoid a cyclist in the crosswalk. According to driver of the truck, Max, 59, the officer was heading east on Flushing Avenue and when the cop saw a cyclist in […]

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The Manhattan D.A. has charged a motorist just $250 for what witnesses say [PDF] was an intentional assault on a cyclist. The unidentified victim claims he was riding down Avenue B, which has no bike lanes, when Jose Henriquez pulled up behind him in an SUV. The victim says that he was in the center […]

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A new study (PDF) has found that the NYPD issues more tickets for riding a bike on the sidewalk in minority neighborhoods than others. Out of the 15 most cited neighborhoods, 12 had a population that mostly consisted of blacks and Latinos. This shouldn’t come as a surprise. The NYPD disproportionately targets minorities on any […]

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In the wake of hysteria over bicyclists being dangerous for pedestrians, a new study finds that injuries are actually declining steadily. The study was done jointly by professors from NYU and Hunter, using hospital data from the past ten years. Between 2004 and 2008, the rate of cyclist-caused pedestrian injuries in New York State went […]

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A cyclist struck a 59-year-old woman in Central Park on Thursday, September 18th. Jill Tarlov was taken to Weill Cornell Medical Center where she later died from her injuries. Police say that the cyclist, Jason Marshall, had swerved to avoid other pedestrians, hitting Tarlov. He sustained minor shoulder and hand injuries. “He was yelling for her to get out […]

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Bicycling magazine has just ranked New York City as best for bicycles, among cities with a population of 100,000 or greater. Just two years ago, NYC ranked #7. Now we’re #1! We’re #1! Despite those scary streets. The climb is credited to all those new bike lanes — 900 miles across five boroughs and growing — as well as intersection redesign and other […]

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Many major cities lack adequate bike lanes, with drivers who are hostile to cyclists. Team Industrial Mimicry at the Biomimicry Student Design Challenge created glowing, moveable “whiskers” that make your bike appear much bigger than it really is, forcing drivers to back the fuck off. The whiskers, known as the VibraSee, can also move to signal […]

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Good news for NYC cyclists: Governor Andrew Cuomo announced $67 million in funding will be allocated for bike- and pedestrian transportation projects across the state. $14.8 million of that haul is going to the five boroughs, with projects like the Pulaski Bridge dedicated bike/pedestrian lanes, Clinton Hill’s Putnam Plaza, and the Hell Gate Pathway project […]

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Plans to expand the Pulaski Bridge’s bike lane that began a year ago have been approved by the city, meaning cyclists and pedestrians will be able to cross the Newtown Creek in their own lanes. The plan, first proposed by Assemblyman Joe Lentol, will eliminate one lane of auto traffic on the Brooklyn-bound side of the bridge […]

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Streetsblog points to “Cops in Bike Lanes,” a single serving Tumblr dedicated to documenting all the times that, yes, cops park in bike lanes in NYC. A lot of the photos are from Downtown Brooklyn–Hoyt and Schermerhorn Streets in particular make many appearances–but this is a problem that absolutely exists everywhere. Parking in the bike […]

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