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04.30.15 Liam Mathews

During an April 28 Community Council meeting, Capt. Frank DiGiacomo of Park Slope’s 78th Precinct refuted the Brooklyn Paper’s claim that officers issued 151 tickets for using a cellphone while biking in 2014, saying instead that all those tickets were for using headphones while biking, a dangerous activity that actually is against the law. “The […]

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04.16.15 Liam Mathews

City Councilman Mark Treyger, who represents Brooklyn’s District 47, proposed a pointless bill during Wednesday’s transportation committee meeting that would ban cell phone use while bicycling. According to Streetsblog, no one was really into it: “Council Member Mark Treyger’s bill to ban handheld cell phone use while bicycling came up for a hearing today at […]

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03.19.15 Prachi Gupta

Biking noobs, tourists, and pedestrians would be wise to heed this tried and true advice from cyclist Ethan Minsker. If you don’t want to be an asshole, then listen to Minsker. And if you do want to be an asshole, then congrats, cause it takes a huge asshole to want to be one. […]

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03.13.13 Marina Galperina

Here’s some glorious raw footage of Los Angelopes, LA Bike Cult and Tren Way bicycle gangs pedal-driven recreational vehicle enthusiast collectives riding on the a mini-velodrome THAT’S ON FIRE AND BURSTING APART. Nice flamethrower action. That Black Sabbath track is fitting. It’s not meant to be a music video and this Richie Trimble person says this raw […]

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01.04.11 Lauri Apple

People are mad about parking today, because the rates in Manhattan south of 86th St. just went up 50 cents to $3 an hour. Elsewhere in the city, it jumped from 75 cents to a $1. Meanwhile, the cost to park one’s bike remained the same: zero cents an hour. Zero cents = common sense! […]

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11.05.10 Lauri Apple

The Taxi and Limousine Commission is considering a proposal that would reportedly increase cab ride costs by 19%, says Rupert Murdoch’s paper of record. Fleet owners support the rate hikes, which would coincide with MTA’s fare spikes. Will public transportation soon become accessible only to those who can afford personal shoppers and tanning butlers? At […]

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10.22.10 Marina Galperina

Could bike sharing systems be a game changer for cycling in American cities? Check these slick-nifty interactive maps from London academic Oliver O’Brien and watch 16 cities around the world do it to it. […]

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