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NYPD Targets Scofflaw Cyclists

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Cyclists, be on alert: The NYPD is targeting riders who break the rules of the road, as part of a two-week ticket blitz called “Operation Safe Cycle.”

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Transportation Nation

Ghostly Rides Mark Cyclists' Deaths

Sunday, April 06, 2014

WNYC
An annual memorial on wheels marks city locations where fellow cyclists have been killed in traffic.
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The Leonard Lopate Show

Bicycling Alone Across the Country

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

New York Times obit writer Bruce Weber made the trip by himself at the age of 57, and wrote about it as it unfolded mile by mile. He talks about the challenges and rewards of strenuous physical effort — and the pleasures of a 3,000-calorie breakfast.

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Transportation Nation

More Women are Cycling, and Bike Share Riders Are Safer: Study

Monday, February 10, 2014

A new bike study finds more women are riding bikes, and that Citi Bike users are safer riders than other cyclists.

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Transportation Nation

First Envisioned 21 Years Ago, a D.C. Biking and Walking Path Remains Unfinished

Thursday, December 19, 2013

WAMU

Twenty-one years after plans were first devised -- and seven years after D.C.'s bike master plan called for its completion -- a planned eight mile bicycling and walking trail that may eventually connect Union Station and Silver Spring is still years away from being finished.

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The Takeaway

Meet The Judges!

Friday, September 13, 2013

 

 

Joy Diaz

Joy Diaz is originally from Mexico City—a city that's both one of the most congested places in the world and also one where the bike culture is growing by leaps and ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Obamacare Rollout; Sequester Cuts; Amsterdam Bikes

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Sarah Kliff of the Washington Post checks in on the progress of the roll-out of the Affordable Care Act, and what the policy will mean for women. Plus: a look at what the sequester cuts means for research labs in the area. Then, details from the Save the Children report about conditions for mothers and newborns around the world; what New York City can learn from Amsterdam’s bike culture; and the growing culture of domesticity.

Transportation Nation

D.C. Cycle Track Construction To Begin In August

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

WAMU

Construction of a westbound bike lane connecting Georgetown with downtown D.C. could begin in August, District transportation planners said Monday during a walking tour of the proposed M Street track.

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WNYC News

Thousands To Ride In 5 Boro Bike Tour

Saturday, May 04, 2013

WNYC

The largest annual bicycling event in the U.S. happens Sunday on the streets of New York.

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Transportation Nation

TN MOVING STORIES: Bicycling on the Rise in China, NYC May Update Ancient Parking Zoning Rules

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Top stories on TN:

The ARC tunnel dispute fueled rancor between NJ Governor Christie and the Obama administration. (Link)

Why is it going to take 8 months to put more L trains into service? The MTA and transit union blame each other. (Link)

Special parking for car share programs is being piloted in San Francisco. (Link)

Rand Paul: forget beautification, spend money on fixing infrastructure beasts. (Link)

Questions about subway service? Call 511 (photo by Kate Hinds)

Want to reach New York's MTA? Dial 511. (NY Observer)

Bicycling is on the rise in China. (NPR)

NYC may be getting ready to update the ancient zoning rules regulating parking spaces in the outer boroughs. (Crain's NY)

NJ Transit approved the $95 million settlement with the federal government over the canceled ARC tunnel. (AP via NJ.com)

A look at email correspondence between opponents of a Brooklyn bike lane, pre-lawsuit. (Streetsblog)

Virginia governor: EPA regulations are "job-killing." (WAMU)

NY Daily News editorial: MTA inspector general must investigate LIRR service disruptions, emergency responses.

The head of the Chicago Transit Authority blames the union for the agency's $277 million gap; the union says 'it's not us.' (WBEZ)

 

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Philip Gourevitch on the Rwandan national cycling team

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Philip Gourevitch on the Rwandan national cycling team.

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Transportation Nation

NYPD Officer Charged With Bike Hit-And-Run

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Just a month after an NYPD police officer was convicted of lying about shoving a Critical Mass bike rider, the Department is in trouble over another incident with a cyclist. Yesterday, the Brooklyn District Attorney's office released this video as it charged the officer driving in it with assault, reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident. The AP reports that Officer Louis Ramos allegedly "hit the cyclist on June 14, got out of the car, pulled the cyclist to the curb, handed him a tissue and then drove off without reporting it or calling an ambulance."

Ramos has pleaded not guilty. The AP reports that the cyclist was treated for cuts, bruises and a fractured wrist. -- Collin Campbell

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Transportation Nation

Portland, Austin ... Houston? How a Texas Suburb Works To Be Bike-Friendly

Monday, May 17, 2010

(The Woodlands, Texas -- Wendy Siegle, KUHF News Lab) -- Houston has long been an oil man's town and a booming city that loves its cars and parking lots.  That's changing.  Just to the north, in The Woodlands, a tony suburb, people like 64-year old David Hitchcock are adding up the benefits of biking to work.  “Bicycles are really the most efficient way to travel. On my trip to work this morning, which is about seven miles, I used about 360 calories. I did the math when I got to work and found out that’s about 775-thousand miles per gallon for the equivalent energy in a gallon of gasoline."  With Hitchcock's help, The Woodlands may earn recognition in the Bicycle Friendly Community Program, a nationwide distinction previously placed on places like Portland, Davis, California and yes, Austin.

Take a listen inside the movement, as a community takes on traffic, bike paths and a new way of getting around Texas.

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