This Week: Bike-Share Demonstrations

With the launch of Citi Bike getting closer, this week’s calendar is all about bike-share demos. Plus: Time’s Up! celebrates a milestone.

Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line.

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This Week: Bike-Share Demonstrations, Taxi Forum

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It’s a light week on the calendar, with a forum on taxis and livery cabs and more DOT bike-share demonstrations, including a session at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, where NIMBYs want to keep cyclists out. Tuesday: Baruch College hosts a legislative forum entitled “Taxi & Livery Issues of Today & Tomorrow,” featuring state reps Marty Golden […]

Tomorrow, You Can Take Bike-Share for a Test Ride

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For the next few weeks DOT and Alta Bike Share will be setting up bike-share demonstration kiosks where New Yorkers can see how it all works and try out the sturdy, three-speed bikes that will be available at 600 stations once the system is up and running. The next demo is coming up tomorrow in […]

This Week’s Got It All: Bikes, Buses, and Public Plazas

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There’s a hearing underway this morning in James Vacca’s Transportation Committee about three bills that would add more red tape for bike projects. Yes, while expensive, taxpayer-financed parking boondoggles go belly up and the transit system teeters on a mountain of debt, the City Council is busy considering whether to pass the second law in […]

This Week: Preview Plans for a Car-Free Vanderbilt Avenue

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On Wednesday, the Department of City Planning is scheduled to present a preliminary proposal to upzone a sizable swath of Midtown East to Manhattan Community Board 5. The Bloomberg administration wants to modernize area building stock in tandem with the development of the Second Avenue Subway and the East Side Access project connecting the Long […]

This Week: Bike-Share and Bike Lanes in Midtown

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Until recently, Midtown had been something of a desert for high-quality bike infrastructure. But with protected bike lanes extending up the East and West Sides and bike-share set to blanket the area, that’s about to change in a big way this year. The transportation committee of Manhattan CB 5 gets an update on upcoming bike […]

This Week: Bike-Share and Bike Lanes in Midtown

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Midtown bike infrastructure highlights this week’s calendar. Tonight, the transportation committee of Manhattan CB 6 will have a look at the proposed map of bike-share stations for the district, and DOT will present the crosstown bike routes that the agency unveiled last week. Also on the calendar: Today: At this evening’s meeting of the Manhattan […]