Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Check out Dahlia's new Streetfilm!

My girl Dahlia just made a badass clip on New Women cyclists in NY:

Friday, September 3, 2010

Summer Streets

Photos from a FABULOUS, hula hooping at SummerStreets!  The top photo was taken by Ms. Dahlia Ramsey, Intern at Streetfilms: she's also the hottie biting my handmade hoop below. The ladies in the middle are tourists learning to hoop it up in Washington Square Park.


I just helped do the re-design of BWAWP, the Bike Walk Alliance of Westchester-Putnam.  A fabulous designer, Steve Bozzone, did the layout, and I've been steadily adding content.....

Check it out! It's tight.  If you're not already a member, make it happen, loves!

Just click on:

Check out this article at Streetsblog:  Will Westchester Replace Richard Brodsky With a Better Voice for Transit?, by Noah Kazis.  It's a very well-written discussion of the new Westchester potential Westchester representatives.

This is SO important! Not only for the future of Westchester, but for NYC as a whole.  Westchester representatives have consistently vetoed legislation that will charge cars for any of their infrastructure: be it via bridge tolls, paying for parking, or Congestion Pricing.  

Some of the reps have good ideas:  expanding the bike paths to include east-west, offering Transit passes to high school students.  These may be much more challenging to enact that the existing trend of pro-car legislation, but we at least need supportive officials in office.  

We have to VOTE!!! Pay attention to this election..

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Our County Bike Trails - Westchester Magazine - May 2010 - Westchester, NY

Here's a fairly recent article on biking in Westchester Magazine. Our County Bike Trails. It outlines the bike loops that are currently in Westchester, and the need for more, if biking is to be used as transportation, is quite clear. Check out the May issue of Westchester- there's a bike special, with several great q's and a's.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

New Exciting Things!

I want to apologize for my lack of posts lately:  I just started two new jobs, and two new projects.  It's been insanely busy!  Here's the low-down:

1) I'm starting training today at the NYC Subway Line Fashion Company.  They make super adorable clothing that helps support the NYC Transit Museum.  I'm sure you've seen it: black t-shirts with the subway logos on them, hoodies and bags with subway maps. 

2)To make some extra cash, I'm waitressing at Haven Restaurant.  They use seasonal food from the farmer's market, and are quite delicious.

3) I'm *hopefully* starting a community garden at my parents condominium complex!  I have lots of support, and I go before the board to request official permission and funding tonight.  Wish me luck!!!!!

4) I'm reviving my hula hoop company, East Coast Hula.  I'm making more, and hoping to start selling them again and teaching classes.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

***Commute-Friendly Bike Parking***

I would LOVE to see this in Grand Central, Penn Station, and the White Plains transit center.  

Friday, April 9, 2010

Global Warming is *hot*.

I've certainly been enjoying this fantastic weather, even though I'm aware of the negative climate implications....  The sun was so strong that I got a tanline from a marketing book I was reading!

Here's some photos from this weekend...the beautiful lady with the hoops is my mother.  The adorable man on my right is my friend Chris. 

Locations: Teatown Lake Reservation, my backyard, and Central Park.

Democrats Move Convention to Westchester

Further Proof of the political clout of Westchester; and why engaging Westchester suburbs in positive bike and pedestrian initiatives will make it easier for activists all over both the city and state.

Democrats Holding Convention In Westchester

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Bedford Planning Meeting

On Tuesday night, I attended a portion of the Bedford bike plan. The Bedford Town Meeting has a legacy: Richard Gere must have presented here before opening his new restaurant, The Bedford Post Inn, and Martha Stewart, as she restores and renovates her 153 acre Bedford home.

The presenter was Terry Burke, an active member of the Bike Walk Alliance of Westchester-Putnam. He's presented the first edition of a plan that would implement simple steps to improve biking and walking without affecting the current budget. It includes implementing bike safety measures on State Routes 22 and 117 as part of the Mid-Hudson South Plan developed in 2000 by the State DOT, ensuring cyclist commentary on new construction and development, coordinating with neighboring jurisdictions, and actively including residents comments. He would like to have a source of funding for future years, but mentioned things such as grants and Safe Routes to School.

The board seemed both positive and supportive of his initiative.

Any resident who would like to see the plan will be able to access a copy through Bedford's website, and can send comments to

Monday, April 5, 2010

Bike Pedestrian Plan for Bedford...

I received this in my email today. Maybe I'll see you there?

WCC member Terry Burke has led the effort to put together a bicycle-pedestrian plan for Bedford, which will be presented Tuesday, April 6, to the Bedford Town Board. The board expects to discuss it early on the agenda. It would be great to have cyclists come out to support the work of Terry and his committee. Bedford has some of the most beautiful roads in the county....The meeting is Tuesday at 8 p.m. at 321 Bedford Road, Bedford Hills....

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Bike Safety ReVIew

This morning I met with a local town planner, and we found ourselves talking about bike safety.  Although architecture and planning changes can increase the safety of bicyclists, it is certainly still our duty as bike riders to practice skillful riding and not wiping out.  The more cyclists we have on the rode, the more important this information becomes.

Here's a link to a fantastic, detailed bike safety site that goes beyond the basic rules of helmets and signals.