Bicyclists

Will bikeshares cause city’s bike rooms to ride into the sunset?

With the arrival of dockless bikes to New York City and Citi Bike’s continual expansion, bikeshares have definitely ridden their way into the lives of countless New Yorkers — and the city's real estate landscape. The vast majority of residential buildings across the five boroughs...

Friday, August 10, 2018 - 8:32am

Bus bike racks now available on 4 MTA routes in Queens, Bronx and Staten Island

Cyclists who live along four local bus routes in Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island now have the ability to take their bicycles along for the ride as the MTA now offers free, permanent bike racks, the agency announced. After the successful Bike & Ride pilot on Staten Island in 2015, every bus...

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 11:29am

Help Citi Bike celebrate its fifth anniversary in Prospect Park

Can you remember a time when you didn’t see blue Citi Bikes zipping around town? We surely can’t, but believe it or not, the beloved bike-share is celebrating its fifth anniversary this Sunday with a big, bike-centric bash in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. “Five years in, Citi...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 5:20pm

Developers ride into future with expanded bike amenities for residents

The latest trend in cycling in New York City isn’t just the dockless bikeshare that seems to be on the horizon or Citi Bike’s ever-growing ridership. It actually hits a lot closer to home thanks to the amenities many building developers are now offering to residents. We’re not...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 3:11pm

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

TransAlt challenges New Yorkers to bike to work this May

Sick of standing on a packed subway in the mornings, or starting your day stuck in traffic? Advocacy group Transportation Alternatives wants you to try another way to head to work: biking. In honor of Bike Month in May, Transportation Alternatives (TransAlt) is once again hosting its Bike Commuter...

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 9:27am

Citi Bike offers $3 single rides this month

For the month of April, Citi Bike is offering $3 single rides to entice more New Yorkers and others to try the bike-sharing service. The special fare option, which is for a 30-minute ride, will be available exclusively through the Citi Bike app and will be available for cyclists in Jersey City as...

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 3:26pm

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

Bicyclist killed in hit-and-run at LaGuardia: Officials

A 36-year-old man was killed by a hit-and-run driver as he rode his bicycle at LaGuardia Airport Monday night, officials said. The man was an employee of Swissport International, an airport ground and cargo company, and was struck by a vehicle on Marine Terminal Road and Runway Drive on the...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 9:55am

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

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

Zero is achievable, if you want it

In the weeks since cyclist Emily Fredricks’ death on Spruce Street in Center City, there’s been a sense among Philadelphia’s cycling community that not enough is being done to bring Vision Zero to Philadelphia. Vision Zero is the idea that there are legislative changes you can...

Monday, December 18, 2017 - 5:03am

Bicycle summons are up from 2016: NYPD

Are New York City cyclists unfairly targeted by cops? It’s a question that resurfaces constantly, with cyclists warning each other about “ticket blitzes” and lamenting their citations while, they say, drivers aren’t given their share. Cyclists who feel that they’re...

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 1:39pm

Citi Bike's fall expansion to add 2K bikes, 140 stations

Citi Bike is on the move again. The popular bikesharing service is set to start its latest expansion in New York City next week to add 2,000 more bikes and 140 additional docking stations. The expansion starts Sept. 12 in Harlem, Astoria, Long Island City, Crown Heights and Prospect Heights. In...

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 10:53am

Hubway adding extra stations to alleviate Comm Ave construction stress

The Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Replacement project is sure to cause commuter-related headaches in the next three weeks. In an attempt to alleviate some of that stress, Hubway is launching a new app in advance of the construction congestion. This is the Boston bike-sharing program’s first app...

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 1:01pm

The best way to beat Boston rush-hour traffic might surprise you

Boston’s congested rush-hour roadways are no match for commuters on two wheels. Bicyclists took the top two spots in Monday morning’s fifth annual Boston Rush Hour Challenge. The friendly competition pits people driving cars, riding bikes, taking the MBTA, bike-sharing with a Hubway...

Monday, June 12, 2017 - 6:21pm

New data shows frequency of near misses for bicyclists

Former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett signed Pennsylvania’s “safe passing” law in 2012, but you wouldn't necessarily know it. The law, which requires people driving motor vehicles to give 4 feet when passing people on bikes, has yielded little more than anger from those who are...

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 5:03am