DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan Shares Her Vision for NYC’s Future

DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan Shares Her Vision for NYC’s Future

At some point or another, we’ve all been frustrated by the mean streets of NYC. Whether it’s due to the congested roads, delayed and crowded mass transit, or the lack of sufficient bike lanes, everyone seems to have a different opinion on how to improve transportation

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PHOTOS: People Pedal Citi Bikes to Power the 2014 Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball!

PHOTOS: People Pedal Citi Bikes to Power the 2014 Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball!

Andrew Brent, director of Citi public affairs, told us the charged Citi Bike event came together at the very last minute during the first week of December. Citi Bank teamed up with the Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment, which co-produces the

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Citi Bikes Will Power the 2014 Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball Drop!

Citi Bikes Will Power the 2014 Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball Drop!

Homeless Soulcycle may have been a joke, but a Citi Bike-powered New Year’s Eve ball drop is the real deal.

Citi Bike was one of the biggest and best things to hit NYC in 2013, so it makes sense that the city will be using the bright blue bikes to ring

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Phase 1 of Times Square Reconstruction Completed in Time for New Year’s Eve

Phase 1 of Times Square Reconstruction Completed in Time for New Year’s Eve

Times Square has been in the process of being transformed into a permanent pedestrian haven, and yesterday, Mayor Bloomberg, NYC Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan and NYC Department of Design and Construction Commissioner David

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NYC to Save $14 Million a Year by Swapping All Street Lights to LEDs

NYC to Save $14 Million a Year by Swapping All Street Lights to LEDs

New York City is ending the week on a bright note following the news that all of the city’s street lights will be swapped out soon with more energy-efficient versions. The announcement was made yesterday by Mayor Bloomberg and transportation commissioner

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Fit City 8: NYC Officials Discuss How Good Design Can Keep New Yorkers Fit and Healthy

Fit City 8: NYC Officials Discuss How Good Design Can Keep New Yorkers Fit and Healthy

Can good design help you get rid of your muffin top? According to many studies the answer is yes, and NYC officials are convening today to discuss how to implement even more gut-busting design into the streets of NYC at the Fit City 8 conference at The Center

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Citi Bike Share Program Launches in New York City With 6,000 Bikes!

Citi Bike Share Program Launches in New York City With 6,000 Bikes!

Citi Bike just launched New York City’s first bike sharing program as 6,000 royal blue cruisers took to the streets of Manhattan! So far more than 10,000 people have signed up to use the brand new bikes, and nearly 15,000 have enrolled in Citi Bike’s

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Citi Bike Launches Today in New York City: How to Pick Up Your Key If You Don’t Have One Yet

Citi Bike Launches Today in New York City: How to Pick Up Your Key If You Don’t Have One Yet

Today is the day! Mayor Bloomberg and Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan will be announcing the official launch of the Citi Bike NYC bike share program this morning. The first Citi Bike stations will open in Manhattan below

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Summer Streets Will Bring Zip-Lining and More to NYC Tomorrow!

Summer Streets Will Bring Zip-Lining and More to NYC Tomorrow!

This year’s free programming includes rock climbing at Spring Street, bike helmet fittings at 51st Street, and bike repairs at 25th Steet, along with urban art installations and zip-lining at Foley Square. Or you can just stroll along and experience the

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International Rescue Committee Opens the New Roots Community Farm in the Bronx

International Rescue Committee Opens the New Roots Community Farm in the Bronx

The International Rescue Committee, an organization that provides opportunities for refugees to thrive in America, recently inaugurated a new farm in the Bronx on a lot previously owned by the city’s Department of Transportation. Located at the Grand

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Number of Cyclists in New York City has Doubled Since 2007

Number of Cyclists in New York City has Doubled Since 2007

The New York City Department of Transportation released news yesterday that they’ve recorded an 8 percent increase in people biking into Manhattan this year, that makes today’s number double the number of bikers in 2007. In part due to the bicycle equality

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DOT Debuts Curbside Haiku Signage to Raise Awareness for Pedestrians and Bicyclists

DOT Debuts Curbside Haiku Signage to Raise Awareness for Pedestrians and Bicyclists

In a delightfully unexpected and somewhat strange move, the New York City Department of Transportation has released a city-wide safety focused art installation called “Curbside Haiku.” The installation is comprised of twelve brightly colored street signs designed by artist John Morse that depict different dangerous street scenes involving cars, bikes and pedestrians, and each sign is accompanied by an explanatory haiku. The signs are a move to promote awareness among all travelers in the city that getting around the city in a safe and respectful manner is key to minimizing accidents. The best part about the campaign is that it manages to not point fingers in any one direction, but simply states in simple 5, 7, 5 verse that we could all be doing a better job of sharing the street.

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NYC Bike Share Will Have 600 Stations & 10,000 Bikes!

NYC Bike Share Will Have 600 Stations & 10,000 Bikes!

New Yorkers, it is time to rejoice! The city has finally selected Alta Bike Share of Portland, Oregon to install and manage our long-awaited public bike share program. The bike share will have a whopping 600 stations, spreading from Crown Heights in Brooklyn

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Opponents of Brooklyn’s PPW Bike Lane Continue to Push for the Lane’s Removal

Opponents of Brooklyn’s PPW Bike Lane Continue to Push for the Lane’s Removal

Despite a Brooklyn Supreme Court judge dismissing the lawsuit against the Prospect Park West bike lane, opponents are not giving up. We all hoped that the lawsuit’s dismissal would mean the end of the outrageous anti-bike lane media campaign by Neighbors for

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‘Summer Streets’ Returns To NYC, Banning Cars from 7 Miles of Manhattan!

‘Summer Streets’ Returns To NYC, Banning Cars from 7 Miles of Manhattan!

DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan officially announced the return of the Summer Streets and Weekend Walks programs in June. On August 6, 13, and 20 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., the city will close Park Avenue and connecting streets from the Brooklyn Bridge all

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Pop-Up Cafes in NYC to Take Over Traffic Lanes, Create Pedestrian Plazas

Pop-Up Cafes in NYC to Take Over Traffic Lanes, Create Pedestrian Plazas

New York City’s DOT approved plans for 12 pop-up cafes to take over traffic lanes and create pedestrian plazas.

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New York City’s 34th Street Pedestrian Plaza Rejected By DOT

New York City’s 34th Street Pedestrian Plaza Rejected By DOT

At any given time, New York City’s 34th Street is bustling with residents, vendors, tourists, buses, bikes and, above all, cars. To ease some of the traffic, increase the safety and add a bit more public space to this often stressful area, the city had proposed

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City Proposes Plan to Make Bowling Green Sidewalks More Pedestrian-Friendly

City Proposes Plan to Make Bowling Green Sidewalks More Pedestrian-Friendly

The streets of the tourist-heavy tip of Lower Manhattan become crowded and unnavigable during the summer months (as we’re sure you know all too well if you work in the area), so the Department of Transportation has come up with a proposal that it hopes will

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Brooklyn Judge Rejects Lawsuit Against the Prospect Park West Bike Lane

Brooklyn Judge Rejects Lawsuit Against the Prospect Park West Bike Lane

In a huge victory for the community and street safety advocates, Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Bert Bunyan has dismissed a lawsuit that sought to stop the redesign of Prospect Park West to include a two-way bike lane. The lawsuit was brought by Brooklyn Borough

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Poll Shows Two-Thirds of New Yorkers Support Bike Lanes

Poll Shows Two-Thirds of New Yorkers Support Bike Lanes

Sometimes it feels like there are two types of New Yorkers: those who support bike lanes, and those who oppose them. While we have long been a part of the former group, we are pleased to see that we are not alone. In fact, according to a new NY1/Marist poll,

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Brooklyn’s Prospect Park West Bike Lane Sparks Fierce Local Debate

Brooklyn’s Prospect Park West Bike Lane Sparks Fierce Local Debate

The debate over the Prospect Park West bike lane has erupted into a full-blown legal battle that will be decided in court.

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