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“Bike to the Future” Jane’s Ride this Saturday

April 30, 2013
One of the few pictures of Jane Jacobs on a bike, from the cover of a book for young adults.

One of the few pictures of Jane Jacobs on a bike, from the cover of a book for young adults.

I’m co-hosting a “Jane’s Ride” with Eric McClure of Park Slope Neighbors this Saturday, May 4th.  We’ll be taking a look at some of Brooklyn’s newest bike infrastructure and preview what’s still to come:

Cycling in New York City has grown by leaps and bounds during Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s 12 years in office. With his tenure coming to an end on December 31st, the city’s transportation department is busy putting the finishing touches on the Mayor’s bike-friendly legacy. This “Jane’s Ride” tour through historic Park Slope will highlight coming additions to the neighborhood’s biking infrastructure, including newly planned bike lanes, bike corrals and the first local station of the soon-to-launch CitiBike bike-share program. This leisurely paced ride is appropriate for cyclists 12 years old and up; please note that we will be taking to some streets that don’t currently feature bike lanes. A bike is required, but will not be provided, so please bring your own. Rental bikes are available at numerous nearby cycling shops, including Ride Brooklyn, located just two blocks from our end point. Helmets are mandatory in NYC for anyone under 14.

The ride runs from noon to approximately 1:30.  Meet at Bartel-Pritchard Square (Prospect Park West & 15th Street) on the corner near the Pavilion Movie Theater.  We’ll end at Gorilla Coffee at 5th Ave and Park Place.

Eric and I had a great turnout last year and are looking forward to seeing you this time around.

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