Bicycles

Williamsburg cyclist killed in hit-and-run is 5th NYC bicyclist death this year

Transit activists, City Councilor Antonio Reynoso and Brooklyn residents are gathering in Williamsburg on Monday evening to hold a vigil for Aurilla Lawrence, a 25-year-old bike messenger who was hit and killed by a truck on Thursday. Lawrence was riding her bicycle on Broadway between Marcy...

Monday, March 4, 2019 - 4:38pm

PHOTOS: Philly Naked Bike Ride 2015 (NSFW)

Thousands bared what they dared on Saturday to participate in the annual Philly Naked Bike Ride. The ride began near31st and Powelton atDrexel Park and went on for two-and-a-half hours, passing down Market Street and through Center City before it dissipated into after-parties around the city....

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 6:09pm

NYC DOT announces free Citi Bike ride day

New Yorkers will get the chance to ride a Citi Bike for free on Oct. 13. New York City Department of Transportation, Citi Bike and Healthfirst, New York’s largest nonprofit health insurer, announced the free ride day on Wednesday as a way to increase city residents’ access to bike...

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 3:19pm

Citi Bike promo aims to encourage more female cyclists for Women's Bike Month

To kick off Women’s Bike Month on Monday, Citi Bike announced that with every new rider who uses a specific promo code for a free first ride, the company will make a donation to Girl Up, a UN Foundation initiative that works to achieve gender equality. Citi Bike officials made the...

Monday, October 1, 2018 - 3:37pm

Citi Bike pedals to a record-breaking 60 million trips

Less than two weeks after its fifth anniversary, Citi Bike has hit another major milestone: The popular bikeshare has had 60 million rides since its 2013 launch. “As if breaking our daily ridership record twice last month wasn’t enough, Citi Bike riders have pedaled into the record...

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 12:06pm

Dockless bikeshare pilot coming to outer boroughs this summer: Mayor

Dockless bikeshare options are coming to the outer boroughs, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Thursday. A dockless bikeshare lets you pick up and drop off a bicycle at bike racks, on the sidewalk, or basically any designated area without needing to find a specific docking station. These bikes...

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 11:43am

Bay State Bike Week asks you to give biking a chance

Tom Francis enjoys his commute to work so much that when he was out of town for a week this February, he took the time to follow his commute on the weekend when he came back to the Boston area. “How many drivers would do that?” Francis said. Not many, and maybe, not even any, since...

Monday, May 14, 2018 - 1:46pm

Boston is a top city for ebikes, study says

May is National Bike Month, when advocates tout the benefits of getting around on two wheels and ask more people to give that commuting option a try. But if you’re still a bit wary of all that pedling, there is the option of electric bikes, or ebikes, which are a great fit for Boston,...

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 12:17pm

Cyclists to take over NYC as National Bike Month gets underway

For more than six decades, May has been all about bicycles thanks to it being National Bike Month, but here in New York City, we celebrate all things two wheels pretty much every day. Interest in bicycling around town has sped up thanks to the popularity of Citi Bike, the increasing number of...

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 5:00am

NYC pilot program lets cyclists follow pedestrian signals at some intersections

Hate waiting at red lights when you’re on a bike? Now, thanks to a new pilot program from the city’s Department of Transportation, riders on two wheels can legally roll through some reds at select intersections. Through this pilot, cyclists can now follow LPIs, or Leading Pedestrian...

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 3:16pm

DOT mulls protected crosstown bike lanes in Midtown

While New York City saw a record low in traffic fatalities in 2017, cyclist deaths rose to 23 from 18 during the previous year, and five of those fatalities occurred on Midtown streets without dedicated bike lanes. To combat that going forward, the city’s Department of Transportation is...

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 3:00pm

Philly cyclists left in the cold as winter moves in

Society Hill resident and cyclist Jon Williams was fed up with the city’s response to the snow storms earlier this month, especially as it pertained to the bike lanes outside his house. So he grabbed a shovel, put on some warm clothes and shoveled out the bike lanes on Fourth and Fifth...

Monday, January 15, 2018 - 5:03am

Philly bike rides to take in 2018

A bicycle is the best way to get around, and if you’re reading this article in Philadelphia, you live in the most-biked big city in the United States. So, what’s holding you up from getting on a bicycle yourself? Why not make 2018 the year you begin your new life as a cyclist, or...

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 5:00am

City added record number of protected bike lanes in 2017

New York City added a record number of protected bike lanes this year, breaking the previous record of 18 miles set in 2016 and nearly doubling the number installed in 2015, the Department of Transportation announced Tuesday. This year saw a 25-mile expansion of the bike network that runs...

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 10:25am

When government fails, people will protect themselves

Nearly 100 people gathered last Wednesday morning to create a human-protected bike lane on Spruce Street in Center City, where 24-year-old Emily Fredricks was tragically killed by the driver of a private sanitation truck while riding her bicycle a day earlier. Standing in the street, between...

Monday, December 4, 2017 - 5:03am

Is the city riding toward a dockless bikeshare future?

With other bikeshares champing at the bit to get their wheels on the ground in Citi Bike’s exclusive territory in New York City, the Department of Transportation appears open to adding dockless options for cyclists, Crain’s reported Tuesday. The DOT is slated to formally ask dockless...

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 4:47pm

Government trying to kill bicycle commuter tax benefit

In their most recent attempt to overhaul the federal tax code, elected officials have touted their new plan as being good for low-income and middle class people.  That is obviously not true. The plan is a big corporate tax cut. It not only adds $1.5 trillion to the national debt, but actually...

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 5:00am

Amazon wants a bike-friendly city for HQ2

When Amazon announced it was looking for a new city to house its second headquarters, American (and Canadian) cities began taking action, talking themselves up to the mail order and media giant, then placing bids to bring in the headquarters and its estimated 50,000 jobs. Two hundred and thirty-...

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 5:00am

Bike-share company LimeBike is coming to Malden

A new bike-share service is wheeling its way into Greater Boston. LimeBike, a dockless bike-share company based out of California, recently announced that it raised $50 million in Series B funding, allowing it to roll lime-green bikes into more than 30 new cities across the country. As part of...

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 1:45pm

Three critical pieces of Philly’s Vision Zero Action Plan

The city of Philadelphia released its Vision Zero Action Plan on Thursday, Sept. 28. It outlines actions that will make Philadelphia a better, safer place to travel, and comes after several years of advocacy from outside groups, including the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia. The...

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 5:05am