Category Archives: bikelobby

Push Off (with Poesies)

Time: September 11, 2014 afternoon Place: Madison Avenue. Upper East Side, NYC An stylishly dressed young woman patiently waits to cross the intersection She surmises her surroundings Pushes off when the timing is appropriate Gives herself a little extra oomph to … Continue reading

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Independence Day

Let freedom ring. Pass along the love and teach someone you know how to ride a bicycle. Gently nudge them on as they find their independence. When you give kids safe space to ride, they own it. All our public … Continue reading

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Gifted

 In Medellin, Columbia where the Bikes4Life movement was founded, participants were allowed to paint DIY bike lanes called “life-lines” to show where cycling infrastructure was needed.  Over the next year, the city of Medellin went ahead and installed permanent infrastructure … Continue reading

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Bikes4LifeNYC: You Really Don’t Want to Miss This

Autumn. Traditionally it’s harvest time. In NYC, being that we live in an urban environment, harvesting or ‘reaping’ the rewards of our efforts takes on a different meaning than it does in rural communities. But it doesn’t mean that it’s … Continue reading

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Summer Streets 2013: Families and Kids

 365 days in each year. 24 hours in each day. Three days out of of each year for 6 hours of each of those days NYC closes a nearly 7 mile portion of its streets to cars and gives them … Continue reading

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Women Are On a Roll

This week, the League of American Bicyclists released their first report, Women On A Roll from the Women’s Bike Program on the role of women and bicycles in the US. The report is full of great facts and statistics and … Continue reading

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Not One More

16 year old Renee Thompson didn’t have to die. She shouldn’t have died. Her death was preventable. Her brother Gregory shouldn’t have had to stand with us yesterday, invoking his sister’s memory. Renee and Gregory should have been enjoying a … Continue reading

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