Tag Archives: New York City

Bicycling and the “elite”

A friend of BFOC just forwarded the following article from Salon magazine on the new wave of urban cyclists and perceptions of elitism. It brings up some interesting points on how this simple and inexpensive mode of transit is surprisingly being pegged as “high-brow” by some. With that being said, my favorite part of the […]

Bicycling NYC’s new infrastructure

We took the family to New York City this past week to get a first hand look at all of the new infrastructure projects taking place throughout the city. First off, I’d like to note that it is amazing how much has changed in so short a time. We bicycled and walked throughout Manhattan for […]

Three Major Bike Infrastructure News Stories this Week in the US

(photo by BikePortland.org) With the rapid pace US cities are beginning to adopt complete streets initiatives, each week seems to offer a new amazing story. This week, three areas took the headlines: – Fort Worth city council unanimously endorsed the Bike Fort Worth plan, which will bring 900 miles worth of trails and bike lanes […]

An interview with New York’s planning consultant

This video is an alfresco interview with Danish planner, Jan Gehl, in a new plaza that he helped develop for New York City. We’ve featured Jan in the past, and have noted how NYC hired his firm to develop their new public space plan. In the interview, Gehl notes that before he started working there, […]

Congressman Earl Blumenauer bicycles in New York’s bike lanes

Streetfilms in New York released this great video of Oregon Congressman Earl Blumenauer bicycling around New York City’s new bike lanes. Blumenauer is the most prominent government official who is an advocate for bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure initiatives in the nation. Dallas council member, Angela Hunt, met with him last week in Boston during Railvolution […]

Streetfilms Video on New York Bike Lane Installations

It’s hard to believe how far New York City has come with it’s bicycle infrastructure work in such a short time period. Hiring expert planners and engineers from Denmark proved to be a stroke of genius, and seeing the ridership levels grow is a testimony to the ideas of Jan Gehl, Soren Jenson, and others. […]

New York Unveils Latest Bike Lane Project

New York City just unveiled their latest bike lane project, the Budnick Bikeway. Check out the incredible before and after pictures as the roads transformed from vehicular only to streets with facilities.