Volunteers with Times Up use a pedal powered water pump and a bucket brigade to empty a flooded basement on Avenue C in the East Village, Manhattan. Enough power was also available from the bike powered alternator to charge mobile phones.
Via Jym. Photos CC BY-NC 2.0 by Brennan Cavanaugh.
Today show TV weatherman Al Roker rides a Brompton folding bicycle.
When asked simply whether the bike lanes were a good idea or a bad idea, 66 percent of New Yorkers said they were a good idea, according to a new poll by The New York Times. A majority in all boroughs said they thought the lanes were a good idea, with support highest in Manhattan.
Twenty-seven percent of residents called the lanes a bad idea, and 7 percent had no opinion or did not answer
More in the New York Times –> Bicycle Lanes Draw Wide Support Among New Yorkers, Survey Finds. Via Transportation Nation, which provides additional commentary and a little history on the issue of bike lanes in New York City.
Although on Monday afternoon the NYC Department of Transportation website still declared a July launch to what will become the nation’s largest bike share program, the agency confirms the program will not begin until at least August.
“We’re working on the launch plan and will update the public as soon as we finalize all the details,” Seth Solomonow, NYC DOT spokesman tells Transportation Nation in an email.
More –> Transportation Nation: Citibike will not launch in July as planned.
The managing agency for the San Francisco Bay Area bike share hoped to have an official launch this month as well, but all of the vendors who submitted proposals pretty much all said “No way.” Although Alta Bike Share was selected as the winning bidder, contract negotiations continue. I’ve heard September is possible for a start date, though October is looking a little more likely now and Streetsblog reports the start date might even roll all the way into next January.
The New York City Department of Transportation requires a “Commercial Bicyclist Safety” poster at businesses where commercial cyclists are employed.
The New York City Police Department wrote nearly 50,000 traffic tickets to cyclists in 2011.