Tag: Bicycles and Bicycling

Where Bicyclists, Doormen and Tourists Battle for Turf

Jason Seda saw the car door open and the man get out. He also saw the bicycle coming. Mr. Seda, a doorman at the Peninsula Hotel in Manhattan, stepped into the bicycle lane and raised both arms. The bicyclist braked, stopping without slamming into Mr. Seda — or the man, who crossed the bike lane […]

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1.5 Million Packages a Day: What Your Online Ordering Does to N.Y.

Weather: A mix of sunshine and clouds, with a high in the low to mid-40s. Gusty winds will make it feel colder. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Sunday (Immaculate Conception). ImageCredit…Gabby Jones for The New York Times Our demand for convenience is changing urban areas everywhere, and that transformation is especially apparent in New York […]

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Park It, Trucks: Here Come New York’s Cargo Bikes

Delivery trucks and vans laden with online packages are putting a stranglehold on New York City streets and filling its air with pollutants. Now a new city program aims to replace some of these delivery vehicles with a transportation mode that is more environmentally friendly and does not commandeer street space: electric cargo bikes. It […]

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Peloton Holiday Ad Criticized as Sexist

Peloton, the maker of high-end exercise equipment, faced backlash and ridicule after its new holiday commercial, a 30-second ad in which a man gives a woman one of the company’s stationary bikes as a holiday gift, was widely shared online this week. “A Peloton?” the woman exclaims after she uncovers her eyes and sees the […]

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Why No Bridges Link the Heart of the City to New Jersey

Weather: Cool and cloudy, with showers possible midday. The high could reach the mid-50s. Saturday may be chillier, and expect some rain overnight into Sunday. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Thursday (Thanksgiving). ImageCredit…Stefano Ukmar for The New York Times When biking along Manhattan’s West Side, with the New Jersey skyline in sight, Mitchel Loring often […]

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As a Mountain Biking Motivator, Add a Little Electronic Assist

Pedaling an electric mountain bike is a workout, not an effortless romp, requiring almost as much physical exertion as riding a standard mountain bike. But the effort feels easier on the e-bike, according to the first study of motor-assisted mountain bikes and how they affect the physiology and attitudes of experienced cyclists. The study suggests […]

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Experts Back Mandatory Bike Helmets but Not All Cyclists Are Sold

It is a message that was drilled into bicyclists when they were children learning to ride for the first time: Wear your helmet so that you do not crack your skull. In some states, that is the law — for minors, anyway. But there are no statewide laws mandating that all cyclists, including grown-ups, wear […]

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Overlooked No More: Annie Londonderry, Who Traveled the World by Bicycle

This article is part of Overlooked, a series of obituaries about remarkable people whose deaths, beginning in 1851, went unreported in The Times. The decade before the 20th century began saw an explosion in bicycle sales and cycling in general. The so-called “safety bicycle,” with wheels of equal size and a chain mechanism that allowed […]

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Why 250 Miles of Bike Lanes Are Being Built

Weather: Cloudy with a chance of light rain and a high in the low 60s. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Friday (All Saints Day). ImageCredit…Shravya Kag for The New York Times New York was never exactly laid out as bike-friendly city. “Our streets have been really poorly planned in a piecemeal fashion,” Corey Johnson, the […]

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After Spike in Deaths, New York to Get 250 Miles of Protected Bike Lanes

Riding a bicycle in New York City is often a harrowing journey across a patchwork of bike lanes that leave cyclists vulnerable to cars. The dangers came into focus this year after 25 cyclists were killed on city streets — the highest toll in two decades. The spike in deaths has set off criticism that […]

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He Got a Bike for His 8th Birthday. He Was Killed Riding It.

The bicycle was a present two years ago for Dalerjon Shahobiddinov’s eighth birthday. He chose the model himself: It was bright orange, sprinkled with black and white dots. “He was so happy and excited to ride it,” said the boy’s father, Djahongir Djalolov. The bike was big and heavy. His father or his older sister […]

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About Those Vanishing Trump Signs

Weather: Enjoy the outdoors today. It should be sunny with a high of 65. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Sunday (Diwali). ImageCreditAndrea Mohin/The New York Times For nearly two years after President Trump took office, the big letters greeted a group of Upper West Side condo owners whenever they arrived home: “T-R-U-M-P P-L-A-C-E.” Last fall, […]

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After Cyclist Deaths, City Adjusts Traffic Lights to Slow Cars

The death toll has become a grim reminder of the dangers of biking on New York City’s congested streets. It has continued to rise even as city officials have sought to make streets safer by redesigning intersections and building more protected bike lanes to separate cyclists from vehicles. Twenty-five cyclists have been killed so far […]

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The Greening of Paris Makes Its Mayor More Than a Few Enemies

PARIS — All over Paris, streets have been dug up and cut in two, and old paving stones overturned to build dozens of miles of bike lanes. A major urban highway has been closed to cars and turned over to pedestrians. Paris is readying feverishly for an emergency that, in the minds of the city […]

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Peloton Is a Phenomenon. Can It Last?

As far as indoor cycling machines go, the $2,245 Peloton bike is nothing special. It has a sleek black and red frame. It has a big screen. It’s on Wi-Fi. But a combination of aspirational infomercials (“This … is fitness evolved.”) and streaming classes taught by glamorous instructors has led Peloton to sell 577,000 of […]

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Why It’s Unusual for Drivers to Be Charged in Cyclist Deaths

Weather: Brace for what should be the hottest day of the week. It’ll be mostly sunny and in the 90s, with a chance of thunderstorms into the evening. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Labor Day (Sept. 2). ImageA memorial for the cyclist José Alzorriz in Midwood, Brooklyn.CreditScott Heins for The New York Times More New […]

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Cyclist Deaths in New York City: Accident or Crime?

When Umar Baig barreled through a red light at a terrifying speed and T-boned an S.U.V., sending it flying across the street into José Alzorriz, a cyclist, the moment was caught on dashboard cameras in Brooklyn. Mr. Alzorriz, 52, a bike-safety enthusiast from Spain, had just rolled up to the traffic light on the opposite […]

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The People of Central Park West Want Their Parking Spaces (Sorry, Cyclists)

The roadwork notices were tied to trees and signposts on a Friday along one of the world’s best-known streets. The following Monday, crews arrived on Central Park West and began setting up a protected bike lane, which eliminated about 200 parking spaces in an almost mile-long stretch. The next day, representatives for a luxury Central […]

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Commuting Has Always Been Soul-Crushing, but There Are Inspiring Options

As a matter of principle, it shouldn’t be such misery to get somewhere you don’t even want to go. That’s why commuting to work can awaken elemental feelings of dread, powerlessness and rage. You strategize. You wake early. You wedge your body into an obscenely packed subway or inch your car along a planet-killing freeway. […]

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