New Years’ Cycling Resolutions from DOT
We’ve all been there and seen some jerk blow the light, almost hit a grandma and help give all us cyclists a bad name. So this year, join your fellow cyclists and resolve to make New York a better, safer place to ride, walk and live. Add these four commitments to your New Years’ Resolutions and ride into 2011 with pride!
Yield to pedestrians
Stop at red lights and stop signs
Ride in the direction of traffic
Stay off the sidewalk
Want some extra tips? Check out Bike Smart – DOT's new guide to urban cycling. The pocket-sized guide contains a handy list of traffic laws pertaining to cyclists, as well as info on safe ways to make left turns, how to use the new protected lanes, bike boxes and more. DOT is distributing the guides at community meetings and bike events throughout the city.
DOT in Winter
DOT takes a pause from installing new projects in the winter. It’s too cold for thermoplastic to adhere properly and for concrete to set. Instead, we’re hard at work planning projects for the next season and getting a head start on outreach. Did you know that DOT presents every bicycle lane project to the relevant Community Boards before the project is installed? Check out presentations from past and future projects on the DOT website and find out about when we’ll be presenting at upcoming meetings. Community Board meetings are open to the public and you can attend to share your thoughts and ideas about our projects. Want to join your Community Board? Learn more about the application process and deadlines.
Five Boro Bike Tour: Registrations Opens Soon!
There might be snow on the ground, but before you know it will be spring. Coming on May 1 is the TD Bank Five Boro Bike Tour Presented by Eastern Mountain Sports, produced by Bike New York and DOT. The tour takes riders pedaling 42 car-free miles through New York City streets – an unforgettable way to experience the city. Each person who registers will also have the option to ride for charity, choosing from more than 30 charity partners supporting a variety of causes, including DOT's Safe Streets Fund. Register online starting on Tuesday, February 1 at 10 am. Slots are limited and the Tour sells out quickly.
photo by Bonnie Natko