Yes! New York City Can!

Just when you thougt it was not possible- just when many of our traditional bike shop owners in the New York areA were thinking of another line of work- we have a silver lining in a very dark cloud.

Our traditional bike shop owners are seeing unprecidented interest in bicycles in New York and we are very happy for all.

Click on the picture to read Sasha von Oldershausen’s excellent article in today’s New York Times

“New York has steadily been making improvements to biking infrastructure, both in response to the pandemic (it is working to open up 100 miles of its streets to cyclists, with 67 miles cleared so far), as well as staying committed to its long-term plans.”

New York City Bike Map- Let’s Ride!!!

2 Comments

  1. That NYT article is very good. But it says nothing about putting motorized vehicles in bike lanes. The word “bicycle” means a device that is powered by its human rider, and motorized bicycles do not belong in bike lanes, even if some clever industry strategists back in the 80s called them “mopeds” or clever industry strategists today put an “e-” prefix in front of their names. A motorized vehicle is still a motorized vehicle, no matter what deceptive name you assign to it. If people want to use motorized vehicles on roads designed for motors, that’s legal, and if they want to use motorized vehicles that don’t rely on gasoline, whether they are small motorized bikes or a big Tesla Model X, so much the better. But there is absolutely no lack of taxpayer-subsidized places in our society for motorized vehicles. On the contrary, people are literally suffocating from so many motorized vehicles, and as https://wapo.st/3eWRsoR and that NYT article point out, the great need is for safe places for non-motorized transit, and the great imbalance stems from our collective taxpayer resources being diverted to roads where only motorists feel safe to travel.

    1. You make an excellent point- for some time to come, there will continue to be many different vehicles, no matter what the power source. Eventually, one modality may replace another but the infrastructure is the key. Thanks for your comment!