For your viewing pleasure! This is history in the making, folks. As Gil Peñalosa says in the film, Mayor Bloomberg and (especially!) Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan deserve credit for having the guts to try something new.
Promoting sustainable living in our Brooklyn neighborhood and beyond.
I’ve been watching the buildup all day on Streetsblog in anticipation of this exciting announcement: Emulating similar experiments in Paris, London, and Bogotá, Colombia, New York City will close off to traffic a 6.9-mile route from the Brooklyn Bridge to East 72nd Street on three […]
Another brilliant campaign from the Copenhagen Bike Culture blog. In that Nordic mecca for stylish cyclists, a relaxed bike ride to work, school, shopping, or socializing is just everyday transportation (no Lycra allowed!). I’ve already mastered the “Slow” part, but full membership seems to require […]
I’ve received a number of inquiries lately from folks wondering where to recycle CFL bulbs locally (the bulbs contain a small amount of mercury, and shouldn’t be thrown out with the trash). This Wednesday the answer is at Brooklyn Green Drinks, hosted by Center for […]
This is a community-organized, family-friendly, leisurely neighborhood bike ride, happening next Saturday morning. A great opportunity to see the architecture and sights in Bedford Stuyvesant, one of Brooklyn’s most beautiful and historic brownstone neighborhoods. Bed-Stuy Blog has the news: To celebrate Bike Month, Bedford-Stuyvesant will […]
Sustainable Transportation tidbits from this weekend: Gas prices knock bicycle sales, repairs into higher gear Four-dollar-a-gallon gas is good for business — if you run a bike shop. Commuters around the country are dusting off their old two-wheelers — or buying new ones — to […]
Our neighbors to the north at Hawthorne Street blog in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens (part of Flatbush? You decide…) have been discussing the horrifically dangerous entrance to Prospect Park at Ocean and Parkside Avenues for some months now, and have formed a local Livable Streets group called […]