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Transportation Alternatives Blasts the MTA’s New Traffic PSAs

Today, the MTA released a series of on-air PSAs “to educate bus customers, pedestrians and bicyclists about safety on and around buses.” But for one New York-based traffic advocacy group, the ads don’t address the real threat to public safety: motorists. Paul Steely White, executive director of Transportation Alternatives, shares his thoughts about the new […]

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The Working Families Party Says Bus Drivers Should Be Exempt From Vision Zero

The Working Families Party, the left-wing pro-labor party that endorsed Bill de Blasio and Andrew Cuomo’s last campaigns, said in a memo Wednesday that the party supports a proposed City Council amendment that would exempt New York City bus drivers from Vision Zero legislation, the New York Post reports. Vision Zero, implemented by de Blasio’s […]

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Residents and Cycling Advocates Would Appreciate More Bike Lanes Uptown

Good news: New York City’s bike sharing program is expanding into Upper Manhattan and other areas. Bad news: Some of those areas uptown don’t have adequate bike lanes yet. Local residents and cycling advocates are hoping to change that reports the Columbia Spectator. “In the Upper West Side, there’s a safe streets network on Columbus […]

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Cyclists Ride to Remember Pedestrian Victims of Car Crashes

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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Yes, Everyone Really Does Want Bike Lanes

Bike lanes: not a terrorist plot to cause traffic congestion and take away parking spaces from cop cars! The people of New York actually want them, according to a new survey from Transportation Alternatives. Crazy! In fact, 70% of respondents support bike lanes and pedestrian plazas, and believe it or not, it’s not just the two-wheeled […]

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Biker Hit by Car, Punched by Motorist:
Anti-Bike Road Rage Incidents
on the Rise

Last Friday, a woman was hit by a car riding her bike in Brooklyn, scraping her chin on the pavement. A friend posted about the incident in a post on Tumblr, describing the following altercation between the five feet tall bike rider and the driver. The driver rolled down his window and called her a, “Stupid […]

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Wall Street Journal Is Still Talking About the “Bike Lobby”

In an apparent effort to defend itself after Dorothy Rabinowitz’s insane comments about the “all-powerful bike lobby” and the “totalitarians” running the New York City government, the Wall Street Journal published a follow-up video addressing the backlash today. Titled “Yes, There Really Is a Bike Lobby,” the clip features Alex Kazam–a WSJ intern, as far […]

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Free Bike Valet Service at The National’s Barclays Show Next Week

Anyone riding their bike to the National‘s show at Barclays Center June 5 won’t have to worry about finding a place to lock it up. For the first time since opening, the arena, with the help of Transportation Alternatives, will be offering a bicycle valet service, free of charge. All attendees have to do is […]

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Woman to Attempt Record for Fastest Time Around Subway System

Though it’s safe to assume that many people are angry about the looming fare hike that’s coming to our city’s subway system, perhaps none is more angry than Stefanie Gray. Tomorrow, Gray is attempting to log the fastest time around the entire system, to protest the hike–that’s 468 stations in less than 22 hours, 5 […]

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