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About bikepeacenyc

Just another NYer who is happier when on a bike. Gezellig fietsen. Advocate for Liveable Complete Streets.

Signs of Life

A sign that a city’s effort to make cycling accessible to everyone is succeeding? Parents transporting their most precious cargo by bicycle from A to B. Whether it’s by cargo bike. A gentle nudge along the way. Or keeping a close watch. *** … Continue reading

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New Amsterdam

Some days if you squint your eyes and imagine cycling infrastructure everywhere with different buildings in the background,  you could almost pretend you were in another city. A city where riding a bike is nothing out of the ordinary. Where no one … Continue reading

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Tipping Points- Look for it in the Little Things

Sometimes when you’re looking for signs of progress towards a healthy cycling ‘culture’, it’s the little things that indicate we’re on the right track. In places where cycling for transportation is as normal as getting out of bed in the … Continue reading

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Flirtation and Play

Cycling up First Avenue, I noticed a stylishly dressed couple behind me. After a point, they passed me and joined hands. It was such a simple and brief moment of playfulness. They were at complete ease, not only with each … Continue reading

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Slow Down, We Live Here

“By the end of the 1920s, more than 200,000 Americans had been killed by automobiles. Most of these fatalities were pedestrians in cities, and the majority of these were children. “If a kid is hit in a street in 2014, … Continue reading

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Look Closely

This young woman walking her bicycle at 34th Street and 8th Avenue caught my eye a few weeks ago. Fabulous style. I was looking at the photo today and noticed something in the distance. An SUV parked in the parking … Continue reading

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It’s Snowing… Again!

One could question my sanity for pedaling to my first appointment this morning. But by the time I decided to set out, it was too late to change my mind. I was at A and I needed to get to … Continue reading

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