Friday, September 25, 2009

This is so beautiful

The Sands Street Bike Path. At first I didn't believe it was in New York City.

Is Queensbridge next?

Sunday, September 20, 2009

David Byrne for mayor

I know he's not running. But this guy quotes Jane Jacobs and understands what makes cities work.

Kent Street Bike Lane Hooray!

Just when I'm ready to grumble and gripe, Streetsblog tells me that the new bike lane on Kent Street is... get this... TWO WAY! And because it's on the water side, it means non-stop biking action!

How absolutely outstanding.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Bike Breakfast

With this breakfast design, one will never be too late at work or school again. When you have overslept, the first thing you do to hurry up is skipping your breakfast. To prevent that skipping, Philipp Drexler invented the Bikefast. Now you can jump on your bicycle and have your breakfast during the ride. Lay your breakfast on the tray and the edges will make sure your breakfast won’t fall down on the ground.
Sure it's dorky. But once I realized that all bikers look dorky to non-bikers, I kind of like the idea.

I mean, in the time it takes me to eat a souvlaki from the guy at 31st and 31st, I could be at 36th Ave!

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Vote Lynne Serpe for City Council

My union just endorsed Peter Vallone. That's a bad choice.

Peter Vallone likes cars, parking, and voting against congestion pricing.

He's also shown incredible ignorance (and that's giving him the benefit of the doubt since the alternative is downright maliciousness) toward many of the businesses and residents of his district.

In November, vote for Lynne Serpe. Vote for Lynne because, well, one: she's not Peter Vallone. Two: she likes bikes. Or at least she liked my bike when I ran into her on the street and she was gathering signatures.

Vote for Lynne Serpe. I assume it won't be easy to beat Vallone. But it can done. And I thought Vallone would be out with term limits. Sigh.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

New Island Festival

This and next Thursday to Sunday at Governors Island.

This is the type of cool shit that goes on in Amsterdam that we're normally jealous of (I never miss Parade when I'm in Amsterdam in August).

Now it's coming here. Don't miss it! Go see Boom Chicago. I know them well. They're funny.

http://www.newislandfestival.com

From Astoria, it's just a short... OK... kind of long bike ride to the ferry. It's the terminal next to (east of) the S.I. Ferry.

Friday, September 04, 2009

New Amsterdam Bike Slam

http://newamsterdambikeslam.org/. September 10 - 13.

For smooth streets

Here's to 58th St and other roads west of the bridge being paved and smooth! It's been years.

And how about that speed bump on Crescent Ave?! It's like we don't want a residential two-lane street to be a freeway. Crazy.

Now if only they could put in bike friendly speeds bumps. They exist. Really.