Imagining a Pedestrian-Friendly Upper West Side

July 2, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

rendering street
A group of Upper West Siders has been envisioning a new look for the neighborhood, one that isn’t so dependent on cars. Bike and pedestrian advocates from the Upper West Side Streets Renaissance recently created two videos looking at what would happen if the neighborhood were transformed to appeal more to pedestrians and less to automobiles. Read More / Comment »

Protected Bike Lanes Coming to Columbus Avenue

June 2, 2010 by · 3 Comments 

A protected bike lane like this one in Chelsea wil be coming to Columbus Avenue.

A protected bike lane like this one in Chelsea wil be coming to Columbus Avenue.

Columbus Avenue will be redesigned this summer to allow for a protected bike lane along the East side of the street from 96th to 77th Streets, creating a barrier between traffic and bicycles as well as concrete pedestrian islands on some blocks. Read More / Comment »

Hudson River Greenway Bike Path Opens With a Flourish

May 21, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Riverwalk Graphics
The last link in the bike path that connects Battery Park City to the George Washington Bridge was opened to the public on Thursday with music and a ceremonial ribbon cutting. No longer will bikers Read More / Comment »

Surprising Setback for Bike Lanes on Columbus Avenue

May 12, 2010 by · 10 Comments 

bike lane proposal
In a surprising decision that felt like a slap in the face to local biking advocates, Community Board 7’s Transportation Committee voted not to put bike lanes on Columbus Avenue between 77th and 96th Streets. Read More / Comment »

Final Link in Hudson River “Greenway” Almost Finished

May 3, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

Bicyclists and runners who use the Hudson River path that stretches from Battery Park City to the George Washington Bridge have had to make a detour at 83rd Street that takes them away from the river. But that’s about to change. Read More / Comment »

Have the Lord God Bless Your Bicycle Saturday Morning

April 9, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

bike blessingA funny little event is taking place on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine on 112th Street for bicyclists. Read More / Comment »

Lincoln Center’s Futuristic Bike Racks

January 12, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

The future is here, and it’s kind of…cool. Check out the new bike racks at Lincoln Center. They’re kind of like the bike racks that will be installed on parking meters on Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues, but Read More / Comment »

UWS Parking Meters Will Become Bike Racks

January 8, 2010 by · Comments Off on UWS Parking Meters Will Become Bike Racks 

BikeRack2Parking meters between 67th and 86th Streets on Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues should be retrofitted with large circular pieces of metal so that they become bike racks, the local community board said this week. Read More / Comment »

New Bike Racks for UWS on the Agenda Tuesday Night

January 4, 2010 by · Comments Off on New Bike Racks for UWS on the Agenda Tuesday Night 

BikeRack2Are they a useful environmentally-friendly recycling effort, or just plain ugly? Community Board 7 will determine on Tuesday whether the Upper West Side should Read More / Comment »

The Future of Bike Racks: “Crummy Poles” with Circles?

November 12, 2009 by · 1 Comment 

By David Xia
On paper, the city’s new bike rack design has an attractive, almost Ikea-like simplicity.  In the real world, however, the new racks look to some people like Read More / Comment »

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