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To increase bicycling, provide shower

From Plugged In, a Scientific American blog:

A shower. Of course a shower. We talk endlessly (and rightly) about bike lanes and sharrows and complete streets and the disastrous economics of free parking schemes, yet the study* showed this simple amenity — one every business in the entire western world could provide for less […]

Feeling hot, hot, hot!

Now that the temperature is in the 90s, it’s getting harder to bike comfortably. At least for me, it is. If you’ve been commuting daily, the heat shouldn’t take you by surprise: we had a mild winter and a very short spring that quickly turned to summer. However, if you’ve just started commuting, it […]

Bringing bikeCUNY to City Tech

May means two things to me: National Bike Month and final exams. This year, National Bike to Work Week fell on the same week that finals began at CUNY. I took this opportunity to set up a bike/bikeCUNY table on my campus (City Tech) during club hours: Thursday, May 17, between 12:45 and 2:15 […]

NYC gets a bike share!

This has been a big week for NYC cycling!

Michael Appleton for The New York Times

On Monday, Mayor Bloomberg announced that Citibank will be sponsoring the city’s bike share program (thereby dubbing the program Citi Bike). The plan is to roll out 10,000 bikes at over 600 docking stations throughout the city by […]

First ever bikeCUNY meet-up!

Come join fellow CUNY cyclists at Red Lantern Bikes (345 Myrtle Ave in Brooklyn) for a social hour on Bike to Work Day (Friday, May 18) at 7 PM. Grab a coffee or a beer and chat with others in CUNY who commute to class/work by bike.

Those who do not currently bike to […]

Every bike has a story

Over at the Bike League blog, a fellow CUNYite talks about cycling in NYC and her relationship with bikes:

I have learned that every bike has a story. I learn from their dents and the shapes they come in and the tales that their owners tell. Every bicycle has a lot to say. Everyday, […]

In case of emergency

Just in time for National Bike Month, the bicycle advocacy law firm Flanzig & Flanzig* has released a free(!) mobile app, Bike Crash Kit, available on both iOS and Android platforms.

Its features include:

utilities such as camera, voice recorder, text notepad and drawing pad to properly document vehicle and bike positions, street defects, […]

Welcome! (And a call for participants…)

With the creation of a shiny new logo (thanks to the very generous folks over at Makewell!), I think I’m ready to start this blog.*  I envision this space being the home to news, information about events, rants about the state of cycling in NYC/CUNY, tips for riding safely in NYC, and efforts of […]