Anthony Weiner, now a declared mayoral candidate, wants to clarify one thing for voters.(6)
Council Speaker Christine Quinn wants cyclists and pedestrians to know that she's not only interested in munimeters.
Today, the speaker and mayoral frontrunner unveiled several new proposals designed to make the streets more amenable to cyclists, pedestrians and drivers.
All of the major mayoral candidates may be equivocating about bike lanes, but Mayor Michael Bloomberg said this afternoon that he isn't worried about his bike lane legacy.(1)
Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, who's running for mayor this year and has thus far shown only moderate interest in local infrastructure questions, today promised to out-do Mayor Michael Bloomberg on the issue.(2)
In 1818, London invented the bicycle and yesterday, Mayor Boris Johnson unveiled a $1 billion plan to transform the way cyclists move around his city.(2)
The cast of candidates running for mayor this year is less friendly to bike lanes than Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and it's taking some getting used to for cycling advocates.
During his regular Friday morning radio show, Mayor Michael Bloomberg spent a lot of time talking about his bike-share program, which is set to roll out this spring, nearly a year behind schedule.(6)
Today, Mayor Michael Bloomberg reinforced his reputation as a transportation reformer, and reaffirmed the worst fears of his bike-skeptic critics, by proclaiming cyclists more important than drivers.
New Yorkers continue to like bike lanes, even as the number of bike lanes and amount of ridership continues to grow, according to a recent New York Times poll and new statistics released by the Department of Transportation.
Public Advocate Bill de Blasio thinks the city's bike lane-loving transportation commissioner is a "radical." Mayor Michael Bloomberg this afternoon countered that she's actually a "superstar."(7)
Transportation commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan is a "radical," said Bill de Blasio, the Working-Families Party-affiliated public advocate who has been making every effort in recent weeks to cast himself as the centrist, small-business-friendly, outer-borough candidate for mayor in 2013.(3)
Today, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced during his regular Friday morning radio appearance that the city's much-touted, long-awaited bike share program, which had originally been scheduled to debut in July, would instead launch in spring 2013 thanks to a frequently cited, but never fully explained, problem with its "software."(2)
Since the premature demise of would-be 2013 mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner, who famously told Mayor Michael Bloomberg that upon becoming mayor he would “have a bunch of ribbon-cuttings tearing out your fucking bike lanes,” transportation advocates have been able to breathe a measured sigh of relief.(1)
Christine Quinn moved to rein in the Bloomberg administration's bike-lane policies this afternoon, making this the second act of opposition in as many days to the policies of a mayor with whom she has been closely allied during her tenure as City Council speaker.(2)