Posts Tagged ‘Bike Lanes’

Asking the Bike Experts

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Bike Show, Breaking News, Sports

Phil-expertBike We asked a few of the vendors in this year’s New Amsterdam Bicycle Show all sorts of cycling questions—everything from tips on buying bikes and accessories to advice for the next mayor and suggestions to ease tensions with pedestrians. On the last one, someone advised, “Make contact, smile and say hello.” Phil Marmet Office/sales manager, [&hellip
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Bike Damage

Written by Our Town on . Posted in Opinion Our Town, Our Town

To the Editor: Construction of protected bike lanes is scheduled to start April 2, and Upper East Side and Harlem small business owners are pretty worried about the negative impact they will have on their bottom line. Our West Side neighbors said, “Goodbye, Columbus Avenue” to their mom-and-pop stores and hello to the chain drugstores [&hellip
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Bike IDs

Written by admin on . Posted in Opinion and Column

To The Editor: I cannot believe that Ian Alterman and I are on a small piece of the same page (“Bike Lane to Cause Chaos,” July 8). You cannot educate those who, even with bike lanes, will continue to go against traffic and through red lights. As I have said many times, there must be [&hellip
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Educating The Public

Written by admin on . Posted in Opinion and Column

To the Editor: For what it’s worth, here’s my vote: Bike lanes—good! As a bike rider in the city (some of us cannot afford cars), I appreciate the new (all-too-few) lanes and am looking forward to one on Columbus Avenue. Having lived in Amsterdam, I am well aware that you need to educate both drivers [&hellip
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BAD BICYCLING? FINE BUSINESSES

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit

By Dan Rivoli Business owners in the city may get hit with the fines their deliverymen receive. In an attempt to curb bad bicycling behavior, a group of East Side elected officials want to pass a law that would shift the burden over to the city’s companies that employ bicyclists who ignore traffic laws
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STUDY: WS BIKE LANE BLOCKED

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit

Bicyclists throughout the city have long complained about the painted sections dedicated to them. The lanes offer no protection from double parkers, pedestrians and motorists, who regularly drive through them, forcing bicyclists to veer into moving traffic. A bike lane on the Upper West Side is especially bad for bicyclists, according to a new study [&hellip
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Bike Lane Concerns

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To the Editor: It warms my heart to know that our officials, together with Transportation Alternatives, are working hard to be sure that all bikers will be free from harm when riding in bike lanes and with their helmets (“Changing Lanes,” Nov. 12). Perhaps they can spare a bit of kindness toward the pedestrians who do [&hellip
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