Boogie Down Rides

Celebrating bicycling in the Bronx.
A project by meta local collaborative

Local elected officials and advocates joined NYC DOT and NYPD this morning to unveil the city’s second “arterial slow zone” on the Grand Concourse in the Bronx, where speed limits will be dropped to 25 mph and traffic signals will be retimed to discourage speeding.

Local elected officials and advocates joined NYC DOT and NYPD this morning to unveil the city’s second “arterial slow zone” on the Grand Concourse in the Bronx, where speed limits will be dropped to 25 mph and traffic signals will be retimed to discourage speeding.

12 reasons to start using a bicycle for transportation

topimiring:

We’re continuing our look at smart ways to start saddling up and using bicycles for real transportation.
We’ve always taken the greenness of bike transport as a given. But if you’re just getting started — or perhaps trying to convince an employer that bicycle commuting…

This video documents traffic conditions near the north entrance to Starlight Park in the Bronx River Greenway System.

wnyc:

An illustrated taxonomy of biking in NYC. Very cool. More at Brainpickings.
-Jody, BL Show-

wnyc:

An illustrated taxonomy of biking in NYC. Very cool. More at Brainpickings.

-Jody, BL Show-

Full House at First Bronx Vision Zero Town Hall

Join DOT and Council Member Ritchie Torres for a discussion of Vision Zero, the City’s goal of ending traffic deaths. Come and share your concerns, ideas and feedback.April 1, 2014 6pm-8pmBronx Library Center Auditorium310 East Kingsbridge Road, Bronx 

Join DOT and Council Member Ritchie Torres for a discussion of Vision Zero, the City’s goal of ending traffic deaths. Come and share your concerns, ideas and feedback.

April 1, 2014 6pm-8pm
Bronx Library Center Auditorium
310 East Kingsbridge Road, Bronx 

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Watch: A Visual History Of The Bicycle
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21 The Cyclist’s Empire A celebration of New York’s rise as a cycling city. 7 different types of bicycle tyre tracks were used to create the Empire State Building, to reflect New York’s ever-growing tribe of cyclists – from the daily commuter to the delivery boy. $55 USD  90 copies remaining BUY NOW Date of release: March 2014 Sheet size: A1 (840mm X 420mm) Approx 33 Inch X 16.5 Inch Print Quality: Offset Lithographic Printing using 1 Pantone spot color. Printed on Recycled 220gsm Maple White paper. Suitable for archival use.

100copies:

21 The Cyclist’s Empire

A celebration of New York’s rise as a cycling city. 7 different types of bicycle tyre tracks were used to create the Empire State Building, to reflect New York’s ever-growing tribe of cyclists – from the daily commuter to the delivery boy.

$55 USD
90 copies remaining

BUY NOW

Date of release: March 2014 
Sheet size: A1 (840mm X 420mm) Approx 33 Inch X 16.5 Inch
Print Quality: Offset Lithographic Printing using 1 Pantone spot color. Printed on Recycled 220gsm Maple White paper. Suitable for archival use.
Make Things (Happen) is a participatory project organized by Christine Wong Yap featuring 29 artist-created activity sheets to make things or make things happen.
Artists: Lauren F. Adams, Oliver Braid, Maurice Carlin, Kevin B. Chen, Torreya Cummings, Helen de Main, double zero, Bean Gilsdorf, Galeria Rusz, Sarrita Hunn, Maria Hupfield, Nick Lally, Justin Langlois, Justin Limoges, Jessica Longmore, Mail Order Brides/M.O.B., Meta Local Collaborative, Roy Meuwissen, Dionis Ortiz, Kristina Paabus, Piero Passacantando, Julie Perini, Risa Puno, Genevieve Quick, Pallavi Sen, Elisabeth Smolarz, Emilio Vavarella, David Gregory Wallace, Lexa Walsh.

See Make Things (Happen) at:Social in Practice: The Art of Collaboration
Curated by Deb Willis and Hank Willis Thomas
March 27–October 2, 2014Nathan Cummings Foundation 475 Tenth Avenue, 14th floor (between W. 36th & 37th Streets), New York, NY 10018Opening Reception: Thursday, March 27, 6-8 pm Reservations required; email exhibits@nathancummings.org.
Mid-October to November 28, 2014NYU Tisch School of the Arts Department of Photography and Imaging galleries721 Broadway, 8th Floor (between Washington Place and Waverly Place), New York, NY 10003Opening Reception: TBA 
Project Statement

Make Things (Happen) is intended to multiply creative activity. I started by asking 29 artists to create activity sheets; these are downloadable here and freely available in Social in Practice: The Art of Collaboration. Anyone and everyone are invited to use them to make things or make things happen, then share their results (#mkthngs or #mkthngshppn) to encourage further participation.

Make Things (Happen) is a participatory project organized by Christine Wong Yap featuring 29 artist-created activity sheets to make things or make things happen.

Artists: Lauren F. Adams, Oliver Braid, Maurice Carlin, Kevin B. Chen, Torreya Cummings, Helen de Main, double zero, Bean Gilsdorf, Galeria Rusz, Sarrita Hunn, Maria Hupfield, Nick Lally, Justin Langlois, Justin Limoges, Jessica Longmore, Mail Order Brides/M.O.B., Meta Local Collaborative, Roy Meuwissen, Dionis Ortiz, Kristina Paabus, Piero Passacantando, Julie Perini, Risa Puno, Genevieve Quick, Pallavi Sen, Elisabeth Smolarz, Emilio Vavarella, David Gregory Wallace, Lexa Walsh.

See Make Things (Happen) at:
Social in Practice: The Art of Collaboration

Curated by Deb Willis and Hank Willis Thomas

March 27–October 2, 2014
Nathan Cummings Foundation 
475 Tenth Avenue, 14th floor (between W. 36th & 37th Streets), New York, NY 10018
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 27, 6-8 pm 
Reservations required; email exhibits@nathancummings.org.

Mid-October to November 28, 2014
NYU Tisch School of the Arts Department of Photography and Imaging galleries
721 Broadway, 8th Floor (between Washington Place and Waverly Place), New York, NY 10003
Opening Reception: TBA 

Project Statement

Make Things (Happen) is intended to multiply creative activity. I started by asking 29 artists to create activity sheets; these are downloadable here and freely available in Social in Practice: The Art of Collaboration. Anyone and everyone are invited to use them to make things or make things happen, then share their results (#mkthngs or #mkthngshppn) to encourage further participation.

99percentinvisible:

"sneckdown" ( combination of “snow” and “neckdown” - another name for a curb expansion) uses snow formations on the street to reveal the space cars don’t use. Advocates can then use these sneckdown photos to make the case to local transportation officials that traffic calming interventions like curb bumpouts and traffic islands can be installed without any loss to car drivers. 

From What Snow Tells Us about Creating Better Public Spaces on E. Passyunk Avenue

(via thisbigcity)

trackordienyc:

Ridin around and gettin it! Meow Niggas! Follow on Instagram @TrackOrDieNYC

trackordienyc:

Ridin around and gettin it! Meow Niggas! Follow on Instagram @TrackOrDieNYC

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Matthew

rides a Sunday Funday BMX framephotographed at E. 157th st. and River Ave., The Bronxdoing a bunny…

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Matthew

rides a Sunday Funday BMX frame
photographed at E. 157th st. and River Ave., The Bronx
doing a bunny…

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Cops tear up tickets handed out to cyclists on Willis Ave. Bridge
(via NY Daily News)

Cops tear up tickets handed out to cyclists on Willis Ave. Bridge

(via NY Daily News)

brittanyfalussy:

This is the final design that was chosen by the NYCDOT Urban Art program for their “Barrier Beautification” project. This will be a mural painted on traffic barriers that run along a bike path in the bronx. My design is inspired by many trips on the subway, and pushing through crowds on New York City streets. In using limited color, and simple graphic shapes I tried to capture how we all try to see whats going on around us, and at the same time be seen.

The site is located in the Bronx at Bruckner Boulevard, and Bryant Avenue. The design will span across a total of 9 barriers totaling to around 180 feet!

A big thanks to the DOT for commisioning my design, New York Cares for providing volunteers to help paint, my professor Dan Shefelman, and most importantly my mom. She was there painting with me all day.

NYPD Ticketing People for Riding Bikes on the Willis Avenue Bridge Bike Path

(via Streetsblog New York City)

NYPD Ticketing People for Riding Bikes on the Willis Avenue Bridge Bike Path

(via Streetsblog New York City)