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Bicycles

People Movers

Women in Motion

In a new series, People Movers, community organizers share how they shape the city from the ground up. First, Verónica Ramírez of the Queens-based Mujeres en Movimiento mobilizes immigrant moms to fight for safer streets.

City of Cycling: Empathy

Empathy

In the final installment of City of Cycling, SLO Architecture queries the bike’s ability to create an urbanism of empathy. Can taking to the streets on two wheels inspire greater understanding among everyone who moves through the city?

City of Cycling: Empathy

Escape and Microcosm

SLO talks to Matthew Faber about the Central Park Arch Project and how the historic visions of Olmsted and Vaux could help cope with the many modes of transportation that jockey for space in New York’s most famous, and most crowded, park.

City of Cycling: Empathy

Out and About in the Bronx

SLO chats with the riders of the Tour de Bronx about their reasons for biking the borough, and photographer Dugan Lunday captures the unique flourishes in their diverse cycling styles.

City of Cycling: Networks

Map It and They Will Bike

The Harbor Ring would interconnect the waterfronts of Brooklyn, Staten Island, Bayonne, Jersey City, Hoboken, and Manhattan — and the Verrazano Narrows Bridge could be the missing link. Paul Gertner, chair of Transportation Alternatives' Harbor Ring Committee tells SLO about the longstanding effort to complete the Ring and unite the harbor region.

City of Cycling: Networks

Networks

In the second installment of City of Cycling, guest editors SLO Architecture examine the city’s cycling networks, existing and imagined. How are New Yorkers mining history, adapting technology, and making personal connections to develop the bike networks they desire?

City of Cycling: Networks

Nature, Your Neighbors, and You

Two eastern Queens bike activists talk to SLO about transforming the disused Vanderbilt Motor Parkway into one long, sublime bike ride.

City of Cycling: Networks

What Goes Around Comes Around

SLO talks to Jay Walder, CEO of Motivate, the parent company of Citi Bike, about the challenges and opportunities of New York City's fast-growing bike share network.

City of Cycling: Speed

Building Speed

City of Cycling: Speed

NYC: Fast

City of Cycling: Speed

NYC: Slow

City of Cycling: Speed

Planning the Radschnellweg

City of Cycling: Speed

Speed

Guest editors SLO Architecture present the first installment in the series City of Cycling. Bicycles can serve as slow, local transportation and fast, long-distance travel. How are they changing our metropolitan infrastructures?

Rights of Way: Shared Streets and the Evolving Municipal Traffic Code

David Vega-Barachowitz traces the origins of our entrenched notions of how streets should be used, and suggests an alternative future built on an ethic of shared responsibility and common sense.

Cycle Tracks and the Evolving American Streetscape

David Vega-Barachowitz investigates the policies, stakeholders and theories that have historically shaped street design standards in the US, and calls on designers to rethink how we share and use our roads.