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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