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The NY Times Answers Biking Questions

NY Times Answers to Biking Questions Merging Cars and Bikes Q. On the left side of Eighth Avenue, through many blocks of Midtown, there is a bike lane painted green. Next to it is a lane usually ...
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Hit by an uninsured vehicle? Understand N.Y.'s MVAIC Rules and Regs

The Official requirements for obtaining MVAIC benefits: · You were involved in a motor vehicle accident in New York. · You were a resident of New York when the motor vehicle accident ...
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D.O.T. authorizes the use of pedestrian traffic managers at select construction sites.

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Notice of Adoption of rules relating to pedestrian traffic managers. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN PURSUANT TO THE AUTHORITY VESTED IN THE Commissioner of Transportation by ...
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2nd Largest US Bike Sharing Program To Launch In LA In April

2nd Largest US Bike Sharing Program To Launch In LA In April December 24, 2012 Chelsea 0 0 0 16 17 Share Is Los Angeles looking to shirk its reputation as a surfer haven and emerge as a ...
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Daniel Flanzig quoted in "Law360" on the impact NY cyclists face with the loss the mandatory SUM endorsement

Cuomo Veto Of Hit-And-Run Insurance Bill Irks Trial Lawyers By Pete Brush Law360, New York (December 18, 2012, 6:58 PM ET) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo's veto of legislation to have New York drivers buy ...
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Cuomo-Veto of SUM bill will impact NY cyclists

Cuomo Veto Of Hit-And-Run Insurance By Pete Brush Law360, New York (December 18, 2012, 6:58 PM ET) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo's veto of legislation to have New York drivers buy more insurance for ...
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C.P.S.C. announces two recent Bicycle Recalls

Bicycles Recalled by Wilier Triestina Due to Fall Hazard; Bicycle Fork's Steerer Tube Can Break WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named ...
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Gov. Cuomo signs Bill setting forth a uniform statewide procedure for the filing a Notice of Claim in NY

Over the decades, hundreds of government-created entities have been granted the right to such notice, governed by a multiplicity of inconsistent procedural rules and time limits for such notices. By ...
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CitiBike- Bike Share may see less bikes than expected

Thanks to Superstorm Sandy, the Bloomberg administration announced Friday that it would shift gears on its much delayed bike-share program yet again, pushing back the launch date by another three ...
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Newly Delayed Bike Share Program Is Now to Begin in May

ewly Delayed Bike Share Program Is Now to Begin in May By MATT FLEGENHEIMER Richard Perry/The New York TimesBike racks for the New York bike-share program in August, stored in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. ...
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New York Magazine- An in Depth Review of Pedestrian and Cyclist Fatalities in NYC

Published Nov 25, 2012 NEW YORK MAGAZINE By Rober Kolker After years of Bloomberg-era declines, the number of traffic-related fatalities in New York has suddenly spiked. Why? Inside the imperfect ...
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The Art Of Lobbying: 7 Tips For Bicycle Advocates

The Art Of Lobbying: 7 Tips For Bicycle Advocates The Art Of Lobbying: 7 Tips For Bicycle Advocates The bicycle lobby is growing up. Gone are the days when politicians could say it was “silly ...
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USA's biggest bike share program maps out the future

Just over two years after its creation, Capital Bikeshare has demonstrated that Americans will use shared bikes for transportation if it is convenient. With about 1,670 bikes and 175 bike stations ...
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What if I am in a crash in N.Y. with an out-of-state driver?

What happens if you are in a bike crash in New York with a non-resident operating a vehicle in New York? The resolution of your claim and your ability to be compensated will depend on whether that ...
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Pedaling Art to Help Others

Pedaling Art to Help Others By ALLAN KOZINN If you’ve ever thought that the graceful play of chains, gears, tubing and cables that make up a fine bicycle could – if arranged differently ...
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Pedestrian struck by wrong way cyclist denied Summary Judgement in NYC

Reed v Male, 2012 N.Y. Misc. LEXIS 5218 Supreme Court of New York, New York County November 14, 2012, Decided 102848/2011 Reporter: Terry Reed, Plaintiff, against Andrew Male, Defendant. Notice: THIS ...
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Feel Good Film From T.A.

A little girl gets left behind because her father's stuck in car traffic. What happens next? Watch "Rolling," our new short film, to find out how it all turns out. You know that ...
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Traveling for the Holiday, great bike paths...

America’s Greatest Bike Paths Safe, Beautiful Trails from City to Countryside That Everyone Can Enjoy Millions of Americans now are cycling for transportation, exercise and fun. In response, ...
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Court Denies Summary Judgement to Cyclists in a "Dooring" Crash

ALFREDO VILLA, Appellant, v. KATHERINE LEANDROU, Respondent. 2011-06407. Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of New York, Second Department. Decided April 17, 2012. RIVERA, J.P., CHAMBERS, ROMAN ...
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Flooding Apparently Damaged Equipment for Bike-Share Program

Flooding Apparently Damaged Equipment for Bike-Share Program By MATT FLEGENHEIMER Published: November 14, 2012 New York City’s seemingly star-crossed bike-share program, once promised for last ...
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NYBC and allies meet with Governor's office to lobby Albany for Bicycle Safety Funding

NYBC and allies meet with Governor's office Protect threatened bike-ped funding! NYBC and allied advocates are urging Albany to equitably fund safety for bicyclists and walkers. The broad ...
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Flanzig and Flanzig in The New York Post - Medical Examiner's Procedures disclosed by the Post

Medical Examiner keeps thousands of brains for 'tests' families call needless · By SUSAN EDELMAN · October 28, 2012 EXCLUSIVE The city Medical Examiner's Office has kept the ...
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D.O.T. Proposal for New Central Park Lanes

Last month, Streetsblog reported that the Central Park loop would be getting a new lane configuration to clarify where pedestrians and cyclists belong, similar to changes recently implemented in ...
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Bike Lanes Give Businesses a Boost, a Report Says

Transit Initiatives Are Giving a Boost to Businesses, Report Says By MATT FLEGENHEIMER Michael Appleton for The New York TimesBike lanes, like this one on Ninth Avenue, have drawn criticism, but they ...
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Gothamist-N.Y.P.D. fails to comment on botched A.I.S. investigation surrounding cyclists death.

NYPD Won't Comment On Mysteriously Delayed Investigation Into Cyclist's Death The brother of a Bronx cyclist who was fatally doored in April says the NYPD has completely dropped the ball on ...
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