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06.30.15 Liam Mathews

Officer Joshua Vincek, who works in the Upper West Side’s 20th Precinct, issued 1,249 tickets to cyclists between Jan. 1, 2012 and Jan 1, 2015, DNAinfo reports. Vincek, who rides a scooter, handed out more than 300 more summonses than his ticket-writing runner-up. The Wilt Chamberlin of cycling tickets apparently has a vendetta against bikes. […]

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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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12.16.14 Bucky Turco

Despite its “stated policy” to notify reporters about every traffic death, the NYPD only sends the data around 25 percent of the time WNYC reports. These findings come on the heels of the nation’s largest police force facing intense scrutiny for not aggressively investigating drivers involved in fatal crashes, for selectively enforcing traffic laws against […]

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10.30.14 Prachi Gupta

Just because you’re not BMX master Tyrone Williams doesn’t mean you’re excused from knowing proper bike-docking etiquette. Let Redditor Matt Manhattan show you how its done. (Photo: Matt Manhattan) […]

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09.29.14 Bucky Turco

In lieu of the exceedingly rare, but highly publicized death of a pedestrian killed by a cyclist, the New York Times dropped into Central Park this weekend with a radar gun in to to clock just how fast (or slow) bikes are moving. According to the paper of record, the “fastest cyclist…was moving at 23 […]

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09.19.14 Sophie Weiner

Newly released U.S. census data shows a massive increase in bike riding commuters in New York over the past few years, with twice as many people biking to work in 2013 than in 2009. The use of public transportation also rose by 3%, while driving to work alone dropped by 9%. New York still has […]

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09.16.14 Marina Galperina

Kudos to the Colombian women’s cycling team and their totally trolling uniforms. In a world were “gyno porn” is a thing, it’s this “explicit” tweeted photo that’s getting the internet so hot and so bothered. See? The flesh-colored bits look like “vaginas,” or rather, the contours of the pubis are unusually defined by light shadowing and fabric color […]

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07.15.14 Sophie Weiner

Men in the late 1800s were incredibly alarmed by the idea of women on bicycles. The new trend, facilitated by the rise in popularity of bloomers and encouraged as a method of liberation by suffragettes, understandably put them on edge. If they can ride bikes, who knows what else they’re capable of? Enter “bicycle face” […]

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06.10.14 Sophie Weiner

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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10.15.13 Andy Cush

To raise awareness about the danger posed by cars to pedestrians, and the NYPD’s refusal to investigate many crashes, a group of cyclists rode around the city Sunday, marking spots where children have been killed by cars. The cyclists, part of the transportation advocacy group Right of Way, used simple chalk outlines to commemorate the […]

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