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Saks Selling New Traffic Calming Bag

"Slow Down" reads the new bag by Anna Hindmarch. It's being toted out on social media by Saks Fifth Avenue.

The bag which is designed by Anya Hindmarch is being carried by a model in a hot yellow dress–herself a traffic calming measure. Paired with the bag, no doubt drivers will slow down.

Parking in the Bike Lane? There’s an App for That

Cars parked in the bike lane on Saturday on the route to Summer Streets included about 30 police cars.  Does the city really care about cyclists?

It’s not clear if reporting illegal parking on the 311 app will actually cause the driver to get a ticket, since it’s not stated how quickly the app works to engage 311 operators to call police officers–especially when the officers themselves are parked in the bike lanes.

TA Looking for Summer Streets Volunteers

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One of New York’s biggest bicycle advocacy groups is looking for volunteers to outreach to members for the three Summer Street events to be held this August.

Summer Streets this August, Not Just For Cyclists

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You’ll have an opportunity to cycle down Park Avenue again this year, without the bother of motorists. But you’ll have to deal with the new “accessibility” policy of the DeBlasio administration who is inviting all manner of non-motorized transport to the free street festival that is in its eighth year.

Riverkeeper Petitions U.S. for Sturgeon Deaths at Tappan Zee

One of the 68 sturgeon killed near the Tappan Zee Birdge Replacement project in the Hudson River. Photo: Hudson River Keeper.

Riverkeeper identified 68 sturgeon who had been killed by what appeared to be trauma from motorized vessels in the water, many of the fish with missing heads, long body gashes, missing tails, missing half of their bodies, completely severed, or with large lacerations to their bodies and fins.

Citibike Workers First to Unionize

About 200 workers will be covered by the union this year.

A new union contract with the Transit Workers Union comes at a time when Motivate, the company that oversees Citibike, has plans to expand the system.

How Bicycles Gave us Freedom

Bicycles led to social freedoms, including for women who could now shed their dresses and seek out jobs by bicycle.

From the 1880’s to the 1910’s Americans took to the two-wheeled objects, “sparking a nationwide bicycle craze.”

Celebrating Women’s USA Soccer in New York Today

The USA Women's soccer team won the World Cup on Sunday, and their win will be celebrated all over New York City today.

The Team USA women’s world cup soccer triumph is being celebrated all over New York today, first in a ticker tape parade up Lower Broadway to be held this morning. It’s been 55 years since a woman in sport was celebrated in a ticker tape parade.

Running from the GW to State Line

Utsuko and Mayumi ran more than 21 miles on Sunday, along the Hudson River. It was 84 degrees.

Both from Japan the two ladies had just run back from the George Washington Bridge, to the “other restaurant, about 10 miles,” they said.