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From ride locations to event updates, stay tuned and up to date on the New York bike scene with the official blog of Bike New York.

Congestion pricing is a one-time opportunity for NYC to build a better bike network

This is the joint press release issued on June 6 by Transportation Alternatives and Bike New York, calling on New York City government to take advantage of congestion pricing to create an improved and better connected bike network. Congestion pricing is projected to significantly reduce motor vehicle volume in Manhattan (London and Stockholm saw reductions of approximately 20% upon implementing congestion pricing). That level of change will allow some street space to be allocated to car alternatives while still improving travel for motor vehicles. Additionally, traffic reduction will not be limited purely to the central business district, but to adjacent...

Be Prepared for Wet Weather!

The weather may not cooperate. Here are Some things to keep in mind if it doesn't: Roads might be slippery in spots. Use extreme caution when going downhill and around sharp turns. Also keep in mind that stripes and other road markings tend to be slicker than asphalt. Check your tires to ensure that you have treads suitable for wet conditions. Puddles may be deeper than they appear. Ride with caution. Some riders might be wearing wet or fogged-up glasses or goggles, and their visibility may be reduced — so pass carefully and signal to riders behind you when stopping or slowing down. Dress appropriately with...