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New Bike Corrals Installed Outside Dudley’s and Goodfella’s

Posted October 23, 2013 at 6:00 am

Some new street furniture arrived outside two Orchard Street restaurants last week – Dudley’s and Goodfella’s. The Department of Transportation constructed the additional bike corrals at the expense of neighborhood parking. And as with all such installations, these businesses are the mandatory maintenance partners on board for the necessary upkeep. Community Board 3 had signaled […]

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Teddy Roosevelt and the Foundation of the NYC Bike Patrol [PHOTOS]

Last modified September 27, 2013 at 11:55 am

Police on bikes is nothing new. In fact, the first squad of twenty-nine officers on the beat (“The Scorcher Squad”) was established in December 1895 to apprehend speeding horse-drawn carriages. The order was enacted by then-newly-appointed NYC police commish Teddy Roosevelt. Within its first year of existence, the crew would eventually grow to one hundred […]

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Custom Gold Bike Cruising on Orchard Street

Posted September 3, 2013 at 10:12 am

While on a deli run this weekend, this tricked-out customized gold bike stopped us in our tracks.

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2 Arrested in Citi Bike Theft on Stanton Street

Posted June 6, 2013 at 10:03 am

Leave it to the Lower East Side to log some of the first arrests regarding stolen Citi Bikes. Apparently that’s how we roll. The Daily News reports that two perps, aged 22 and 34, were cuffed yesterday after admitting to stealing bikes from the corral at Stanton and Chrystie Streets. No fancy tech savvy was […]

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Stats from Citi Bike Day 1

Posted May 28, 2013 at 6:53 am

The much-hyped Citi Bike program officially launched to the public yesterday. Here are some stats from the first day, as per a company blog post: Trips on 5/27 as of 5 pm: 6,050 Avg Duration: 20.48 minutes Miles traveled: 13,768 miles Most popular starting stations: E 17 St & Broadway: 113 Broadway & W 57: 109 […]

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The Great (and Not So Great) Bike Debates

Posted May 21, 2013 at 10:32 am

What is it about bicycling that seems to fuel such controversy? In my EcoOptimism blog, I frequently write about synergistic win-win solutions – ones that can simultaneously address both environmental and economic problems. Urban bicycling, because it works on so many angles that it surpasses even win-win-win solutions, is one my favorite examples. Cycling relieves […]

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Grown Man Rides Big Wheel on Lafayette Street

Posted May 10, 2013 at 11:25 am

Talk about transportation alternatives. Roll over Citi Bike…

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Citi Bike Corrals Arrive on the Lower East Side

Last modified May 1, 2013 at 9:24 am

Within the last few days, the highly-anticipated Citi Bike infrastructure has been landing across the city like alien pods unleashed from the DOT mothership. New parking corrals were recently placed at Straus Square, Clinton Street (Fine Fare), Sara D. Roosevelt Park, Petrosino Square Park, and Mott Street (Cafe Gitane). More are most definitely on the […]

Photo: David Bergman

‘Adapting to Change’ Lower East Side Cycling Tour #4 This Sunday

Posted March 9, 2013 at 10:01 am

If you missed an earlier version of this ride (recapped in Boogie here), you have another chance this Sunday. The Adapting to Change Cycling Tour #4 will meet at 11:30 a.m. at the Gaia Tree in the center circle at Tompkins Square Park. Here’s the info: Sandy’s storm waters surged into Manhattan, heralding a new […]

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Recap: “Adapting to Change” Lower East Side Cycling Tour

Last modified December 6, 2012 at 12:05 pm

In the immediate post-Sandy days, bicycles were the best means of transportation, and so it was appropriate that the Green Map System’s “Adapting to Change” tour of the Lower East Side, held this past Sunday, traveled by bike.