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These are the vehicles we least like to encounter when we ride our bike in Brooklyn, ranked from least to most piss-our-pants scary. 19) Vespa 18) Food delivery guy's motorized scooter 17) MTA Bus 16) FedEx truck 15) Garbage truck 14) NYPD car 13) Rental van 12) NYPD van 11) USPS truck 10) UPS truck 9) Double-decker tourist bus 8) Street-cleaning truck 7) Full-sized school bus 6) Mini-school bus 5) Car with New Jersey license plates 4) Dollar vans 3) Monsey Tours bus 2) 18-wheel tractor-trailer truck 1) Car with Massachusetts license plates Follow Kristin Iversen...
Good news for Bushwick residents: The New York City of Department of Transportation is planning a new network of bike lanes to serve the area. Plus, they're letting the cyclists of North Brooklyn chime in to help map where the potential new lanes will be. So if you live in Districts 34, 37, or the area covered by Community Board 4, now's your chance to weigh in. The survey is accessible on the DOT website,...
Good news for bicyclists chugging their way along Kent Avenue: The chaotic hellscape that is the South Williamsburg stretch of the roadway is about to get a much-needed expansion. According to Greenpointers, work on the southern section of the avenue starts today and when all is said and done, the roadway will have a two-lane bike greenway, reconfigurations that will encourage motorists to slow down and a more uniform stretch of roadway between the Kent bike...
Just when we get a little downcast about disrespect for bike lanes and the NYPD's seemingly lackadaisical approach to prosecuting drivers who kill and maim cyclists (and pedestrians!), now feels like an opportune moment to play a little game of "hey, at least things are better than they used to be." Even if we have to look all the way back to 1897! Via the Atlantic Cities, blogger Michael Neubert has re-produced the New...

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