Tag Archives: advocacy

Commuter Profile: Charles Komanoff

I just love how I feel on my bike. I love how fast it is, how it gets me anywhere I need to go. I like being able to see the city in a different way, to be able to interact … Continue reading

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New Bike Day for the YMCA

Some look for flowers blooming or birds chirping as signs that spring is near, but we know that the real indiction that spring is on its way when you start to see new bikes appear. The Chinatown YMCA, with the help … Continue reading

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A celebration in Prospect Park

Just three years ago, a two-way bike lane was installed in Prospect Park West. Controversial but successful, the street design calmed traffic and made families and residents feel safer riding the streets. Which is why we were thrilled to celebrate … Continue reading

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Thank you.

Our hearts were warmed by the outpouring of friends and customers, in giving to the Rockaway community after Sandy ripped through last month. You filled our store with goods. And each time we hauled out goods and down to Rockaway, … Continue reading

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Bike share race in 2013

At our women’s cycling event with the pro team from Specialized-lululemon, we were honored to have NYC Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan as one of our guests! … where she announced this spring will host the first ever bike share race. … Continue reading

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Looking out for NYC

We had a great time last night at the Transportation Alternatives holiday party at the Brooklyn Brewery headquarters in Williamsburg. T.A. does great things for our city, advocating for safer, healthier streets and transportation. They stood up to the NYPD … Continue reading

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Live longer: Go by bike?

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin at Madison have confirmed: Bicycling is good for your health. That’s not exactly new. The most interesting aspect of the study is that they were able to quantify the benefits. The researchers found that 20% of … Continue reading

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Not so long ago: Yellow skies and roads made for cars

Last weekend, together with Transportation Alternatives and the Little Cupcake Bakeshop, we participated in a ride for Moving Planet Day, an international day to support moving our planet away from fossil fuels and toward renewable resources. The ride yielded an … Continue reading

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Victory!

A little celebration dance in honor of this week’s major milestone in the evolution of NYC streets: The dismissal of the lawsuit around the innovative bike lane in Prospect Park West. “Merely not liking a change is no basis for … Continue reading

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Protect your bike: (Re-) Introducing a neighborhood bike watch

Two years ago, a couple of our staffers created a neighborhood bike watch by way of a simple blog, aptly named “Bike Watch NYC”. However, after a few months we got busy, the season ended and we let the site … Continue reading

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