A Few Clouds
I’ve moved on to my next project – check out iknow.io – data analysis for the rest of us.
If you are an avid cyclist, like what you see here, and have some programming knowledge and GIS experience, please drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. I believe that today, more than ever before (thanks to the Citibike project), there is a great need for editorial based content about bike rides in NYC. It would be great to keep Biking Universe up and running. Let me know if you can help make that happen!
Biking Universe is participating in this year’s NYC BigApps competition, which motivates developers to create tools that expose the NYC.gov data sets.
We added two new layers from this data corpus so far : bike racks and subway stations. We also use the NYC Cycling map data supplied by DOT to enrich our bike path information layer.
Please vote for us on our NYC BigApps page and let us know which other layers you would like to see on our ride maps.
Picture this: May 1, 2011. You on your bike, whooshing through 42 miles of car-free New York City streets with 32,000 other cyclists, taking in the buzz and amazing energy that only the TD Bank Five Boro Bike Tour Presented by Eastern Mountain Sports can generate. Make sure you’re a part of the excitement by snatching up a spot when registration opens at 10 a.m. on Feb. 1.
This event is sold out every year, and this year it is expected to sell out in record time. Make sure to secure your spot!
This summer, for the third year in a row, NYC DOT will temporarily close Park Avenue and connecting streets from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park to motor vehicles and open it up to people on three consecutive Saturdays in August (August 7, 14, & 21).
The original Bridges by Night ride is a twilight tour of East River bridges, through three boroughs and over the Queensboro, Pulaski, Williamsburg, Manhattan, and Brooklyn bridges. This unique ride highlights stunning vistas, takes in the glorious sunset with a Manhattan backdrop, celebrates bridge access for bicycles and pedestrians, and provides a brief history of the bridges and waterways
Join the Upper West Side Streets Renaissance for a tour of the various new and old bike infrastructure featured on Manhattan’s streets, from greenways and physically separated bike lanes to no help at all for cyclists and everything in between. We will be on city streets for some portions of the ride, in moderate traffic. The ride will meet at Central Park West at 97th Street and will end around sunset on the Hudson River Greenway in lower Manhattan. You may need your bike lights for riding home afterwards.
The East Village Community Coalition (EVCC) presents Pedal Power 2010: Kids’ Art Bike Parade for the Lower East Side! This free event in Tompkins Square Park celebrates the arts and sustainability through bicycling! Hundreds of children and adults will ride art-decorated bicycles through our streets. Bike Safety, Learn to Ride, DOT helmet fittings and helmet giveaways and other bike-related workshops will be held the day of the parade and there will be games and prizes for those too young to ride in the Parade. There will be live music, raffle prizes and other entertainment in Tompkins Square after the Parade.
To register, or for more information, please e-mail email@example.com
As urban cycling expands by leaps and bounds, “bicycle culture” becomes a much-debated topic, with commuters, racers, and proponents of “cycle chic” and “outlaw cycling” vying with each other to define what it means to be an urban cyclist. Transportation Alternatives brings together leading pundits of bicycle culture–David Herlihy, “Bike Snob” and Caroline Samponaro–to debate the critical bike culture controversies: How should cyclists relate to pedestrians, motorists and to delivery cyclists? To what extent should cyclists sacrifice style and convenience to safety? Will protected bike lanes “segregate” cyclists? Is Critical Mass bad for cycling? What can be done about sexism in the cycling community? How has the way cyclists have addressed these issues changed over time?
Explore these and other topics at the Bike Culture Summit with our panelists:
The Five Boro Bike Tour is almost here.
Check out last year’s route and pictures in the new ride we’ve just added.
You can also find there some relevant information for the ride on Sunday – schedule, starting point and a packing checklist.
Bike Month NYC is the annual celebration of bicycling in metropolitan New York City. Each year the Department of Transportation and Transportation Alternatives team up to bring you Bike Month NYC, a city wide campaign to promote the joys of cycling in New York City. We work with many individuals and organizations to bring you over 200 rides, workshops, races and events.
Check out some featured Bike Month events on our events section at the top of the page.
The full events list can be found in the official Bike Month NYC website:
The New York City Cycling Map is an annual free publication of NYC DOT. Over 325,000 will be distributed this year from bicycle shops, libraries, and schools and the NYC City Planning Bookstore (22 Reade Street, Manhattan). You can also order your free copy by calling 311. Outside New York City, call 212-NEWYORK.
Download the map and the insets here:
The next TD Bank Five Boro Bike Tour will take place on Sunday, May 2, 2010. Registration is open now. The 2009 Tour sold out nearly two months in advance, so you have to register quickly in order to get a spot.
It seems like this year registration is on record pace, so hurry up and guarantee your spot today!
Four hundred years after Henry Hudson’s arrival in Manhattan, two teams of Dutch and American planners & designers face off in a battle for the future of New York City transportation. Their challenge: find ways to bring NYC cycling up to the level of the Netherlands, the only country with more bikes than people.
Spread over four days, the New Amsterdam Bike Slam is a live design battle, a dance party, a world-class transportation summit, a bridge across the Atlantic, and a path forward.