Tag Archive: New York City

Surprises in new top 50 “bicycle friendly” list from Bicycling mag

Linden Avenue cycle track, Seattle's first

September is the home stretch for baseball fans watching the pennant races. But bicycling fanatics are probably more interested in another set of standings.

Bicycling magazine has issued its biennial rankings of “America’s Top 50 Bike Friendly Cities” and there are some surprising changes in the top spots.

For one, Portland is no longer the leading …

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Vote for your favorite urban utility bicycle design; entries from Seattle, Portland, Chicago, SF and NYC (Update: Seattle wins)

Seattle entry: The Denny

[Update: Aug. 5, 2014 -- The Seattle-based entry - Denny - won the Bike Design Project competition. Congrats to the local design and prototype team.]

July 29, 2014 – Five teams of bike designers and builders from five cities are competing to create an urban utility bicycle that a major manufacturer says will be put …

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Huge growth for bike sharing in US last year

Snowbound Divvy bikes in Chicago (photo by pdbminer @ twitter)

Forty cities in the U.S. host some type of bicycle-sharing system at the beginning of 2014, after 13 cities joined the effort to use rental bikes to solve traffic congestion and pollution in 2013.

In spite of successful ridership for those systems throughout the year, several had to shut down briefly because of snow and/or …

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Editorial attack against New York City’s bike-sharing program

Apparently not everyone in New York City is in love with Citi Bike, the bike-sharing program that launched with 6,000 blue bikes at 300 stations over Memorial Day weekend.

Rupert Murdoch’s The Wall Street Journal produced a video opinion piece, curiously entitled “Death by Bicycle,” in which editorial board member Dorothy Rabinowitz blasted the new program. …

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Bike sharing rolls into the Big Apple

Citi Bike station before arrival of bikes

The nation’s largest bike sharing program launched on Monday in New York City where Citi Bike kicked off with 6,000 bikes at 300 stations.

The new program instantly dwarfed the Washington DC metro area’s Capital BikeShare, which had been the biggest bike sharing operation in the US since October 2010.

Even as Citi Bike grows …

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New Yorkers turn to bicycles in wake of Hurricane Sandy

Bike ambassadors with commute station supplies

In the devastation left by Hurricane Sandy across the East Coast this week, the bicycle has emerged as the most reliable form of  transportation.

So many people have turned to bicycles in New York City, that one public radio commentator said some city streets look like those in Amsterdam.

The flooding of subway tunnels …

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