Thursday, September 27, 2012

Support Bike Parking at Queens Kickshaw

Our fucking local community board (#1) sucks ass.

The latest stupidity (just the latest) is denying a request from Queens Kickshaw (40-17 Broadway) to provide bike parking in front of their store. Bike parking is more parking. Since our community board cares more about parking than the community (see the massive failure to vote for Newtown Ave Pedestrian Plaza), you'd think they would support more parking in front of a business. But no. Evidently they hate people without cars more than they love parking. That's to say: a lot!

Anyway, the least we can do is sign an on-line petition is support of Queens Kickshaw's request to create a bike parking space in front of their store.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

How to ship a bike for (relatively) cheap

Not that you asked, but still might be useful to some. $100. I've never tried them. Here's a useful summary.

No Plaza

In a sham of a meeting -- where the speaker somehow ignored the fact the 3/4 of the people present supported the plaza -- the community board voted 25-7 against the plaza. The business owners of 30th Ave have spoken. Now I'm just waiting to see am ambulance go down Newtown Ave... it's never happened before.

But the part that really upsets me is that people on the board somehow decided that only those who live in 11102 get a voice... when HALF THE COMMUNITY BOARD DOESN'T FRIGGIN' LIVE IN ASTORIA! You'd think there might be some kind of residence requirement to sit on a local community board... or least a residency requirement to attack those who don't. But no.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Support the Newtown Ave Pedestria Plaza!

First sign this petition. That was easy. But even more important, go to the community board meeting/vote tomorrow, September 11, 2012, at Astoria Manor. 7pm. 25-22 Astoria Blvd.

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Cycling in the Netherlands, 1950s

Not much of a plot, but a lot of nice shot great bikes (eg: the petrol man at 2:44) and people enjoying them.