BICYCLIST WHO HIT JILL TARLOV IN CENTRAL PARK SAYS IT WAS AN ‘UNAVOIDABLE ACCIDENT’

Jason Marshall, the bicyclist who hit 59-year-old Jill Tarlov in the crosswalk in Central Park last week, broke his silence on Tuesday, releasing a statement through his la … Read the rest of this entry >>

NEW CENTRAL PARK SPEED LIMIT, ROAD CHANGES, BIKE LICENSE PLATES BEING CONSIDERED AFTER PEDESTRIAN DEATH

Local politicians have begun to float proposals to respond to outrage over the death of a pedestrian who was hit by a bicyclist last week. Jill Tarlov died today after a bicy … Read the rest of this entry >>

JILL TARLOV DIES AFTER BICYCLE COLLISION; SHOULD WE BELIEVE PROMISES OF ENFORCEMENT?

Jill Tarlov, the 59-year-old mother of two who was hit by a bicyclist inside Central Park at West 63rd street on Friday, has died, according to a statement from her fa … Read the rest of this entry >>

CITIBIKE COULD COME TO UPPER WEST SIDE BY NEXT YEAR: REPORT

After teasing Upper West Siders for years by promising to deploy Citi Bikes in our neighborhood, the city says it's really, actually, probably, almost defin … Read the rest of this entry >>

PEDESTRIANS INJURED BY BICYCLISTS IN AND AROUND CENTRAL PARK

We've heard two reports of pedestrians being injured by bicyclists in Central Park in recent w … Read the rest of this entry >>

THIEVES GO TO ELABORATE LENGTHS TO STEAL BIKE ON 78TH STREET

Thieves removed the sign from a street pole on 78th street between Riverside Drive and West End Avenue and lifted a bicycle over th … Read the rest of this entry >>

BICYCLING TICKETS RISE ON UWS; CENTRAL PARK ALSO TARGETED

Police officers in the 24th precinct (above 86th street) have increased the number of tickets they give to bicyclists in the past … Read the rest of this entry >>

WEEKEND HISTORY: BICYCLING IN THE 19TH CENTURY

Bicycles began to become popular in the second half of the 19th century, and historical accounts from the 1880's talked of a bicycling and tricycling craze in New … Read the rest of this entry >>

TUESDAY: MEETING TO DISCUSS BIG CHANGES TO UWS AVENUES, AND 96TH STREET

A community board transportation committee meeting on Tuesday night will address a hot-button issue: how should the Upper West Side change its major avenues to make them safer? The discussion is not specifically about bike lanes, but its likely to [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

WHEN DOES THE UPPER WEST SIDE GET CITIBIKES? EVENTUALLY…

Citibike, the city's short-term bike rental network, is the hot new thing in the city this summer. But like many hot new things, it's not on the Upper West Side. We've seen people Citi-biking through the neighborhood, but there's now … Read the rest of this entry >>

ON RIVERSIDE PARK BIKE PATH, NEW LIGHTS AND LATE-NIGHT TICKETS

The Hudson River Greenway bike path between 59th and 72nd street now has lights at night, an amenity that bicyclists have been asking for for years. But police are also apparently ticketing people who bike on the Greenway after the [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

CITY GETS STRICT WITH DELIVERY BICYCLISTS; IS IT WORKING?

After an education campaign on the Upper West Side last year, the Department of Transportation is set to begin enforcing rules for delivery bicyclists this month. The crackdown comes after years of complaints that delivery bicyclists — many of whom [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

SOME BICYCLING ADVOCATES ARE STARTING TO SOUND LIKE ROBERT MOSES

Some advocates for bike lanes now want to disregard whatever the Upper West Side’s community board might have to say and have the city install bike lanes by the mayor’s executive fiat. Bike lane advocates are frustrated that the community [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: NANNY PLEADS ‘NOT GUILTY’ TO MURDER, LAWYER CHARGED WITH ASSAULTING CYCLIST

November 28, 2012 Weather: Partly Cloudy, High of 41 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: BIG BIKE RACK EXPANSION, DANNY MEYER OPENING JUICE SPOT, PHILIP ROTH’S BREAKFAST

November 14, 2012 Weather: Mostly Sunny, High of 46 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: BIG CENTRAL PARK LOOP ROAD CHANGES BEGIN, ‘SWEATSHOP’ RESTAURANTS PROTESTED

October 25, 2012 Weather: Mostly Cloudy, High of 62 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: BLIND LAWYER COMPLAINS OF CITY BULLYING, RAPE VICTIM SUES DOORMAN

October 18, 2012 Weather: Partly Cloudy, High of 65 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

BIG CHANGES PROPOSED FOR CENTRAL PARK LOOP ROAD

We’ve written quite a bit about the conflicts between the various kinds of people who use Central Park’s loop road — bicyclists, drivers, runners and ho-hum pedestrians all tend to come into conflict with each other at one time or [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: A MOM’S PROVOCATIVE $350 OFFER, NYPD SAYS NO NEW BIKE CRACKDOWN

September 12, 2012 Weather: Sunny, High of 80 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

AFTER BLIND LAWYER GETS HIT BY A BIKE IN CENTRAL PARK, POLICE PLAN TO CRACK DOWN

Blind lawyer Richard Bernstein was hit by a bicyclist last week, fracturing his pelvis and hip, bloodying his face, and causing him to have to drop out of the New York City marathon. He had been walking in the park [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

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