Sunday, July 31, 2011

Cities and Bike Culture

About the Netherlands. From the NYT:
But while many Americans see their cars as an extension of their individual freedom, to some of us owning a car is a burden, and in a city a double burden. I find the recrafting of the city in order to lessen — or eliminate — the need for cars to be not just grudgingly acceptable, but, yes, an expansion of my individual freedom. So I say (in this case, at least): Go, social-planning technocrats! If only America’s cities could be so free.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Thank you, Ray

He built the Queensplaza improvements. And the bike lane... in Queensplaza, the one that means we don't have to bike the wrong way up Queensplaza North, is finally OPEN!

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Biking across Central Park

If you want biking sympathy from non-bike riders, throw this fact at them: you can't bike across Central Park. It always works. Most people are somewhat shocked.

This state of affairs may be starting to change, according to the Times.

I'd still like a way to bike through the park on the south side, since that's how I, well, roll.