Bike Rescue NYC
Recovering abandoned and unusable bicycles from the streets of New York City -- cleaning up the sidewalks and doing something useful with bike remains.
Mesmerizing Ai Weiwei Installation in Toronto Made From 3,144 Bicycles We love it!
Bike valet service at the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn!
Barclays Center Pedals Out a Bike Valet Service
Bikeshare Graphic: What New Yorkers Need to Know about New Bike Share - Metropolis - WSJ
"The Idled Young Americans" - NYTimes.com [Bike Rescue is designed to offer exciting employment and training, particularly young men, while offering a critical public service.]
Maybe NYC recovered bike parts can be turned into these> "Ultra-Compact Chainless Bicycle: The Bicymple"
"Love Handles" - Check out great bike projects in Denmark on www.Copenhagenize...
NYC officials take note! Here is a great example of the hands-on impact Bike Rescue NYC hopes to achieve: "Art of Bicycle Maintenance Puts Young Workers on a New Path" - thestar.com
This is what we are talking about! If we can't use them here, let's send our abandoned bikes to Guatemala: Maya Pedal - Pedal Powered Machines in Guatemala
New York City has experienced a biking boom in recent years, but the flip side of that trend is oddly sinister: hundreds of abandoned bicycle corpses are rotting away all over the five boroughs, and it’s a lot harder to get rid of them than you might think.You can support us with your tax-deductible donation paying online or sending a check (listing our names). Details at http://hazon.kintera.org/2012nyride/carmona Bicycl Corps
New York's Bicycle Corpses, Curated as Art - Cities - GOOD
We are 9 days in to National Bike Month! "...an opportunity to celebrate the unique power of the bicycle and the many reasons we ride. Whether you bike to work or school; to save money or time; to preserve your health or the environment; to explore your community or get to your destination..." Yes to all of these and more!
A little press for our Bike Rescue NYC Pilot Project in the New York Times East Village Blog.
A wonderful series of photographs by Canadian photographers featuring Cuba's bicycle culture, where resourcefulness in the face of very limited new parts has some amazing results...
Revolution Rickshaws owner Gregg Zumann on his idea of opening up a new bike lane on the Brooklyn Bridge. Given the popularity of the Brooklyn Bridge Promenade for pedestrians, and the growing need to encourage cycling in the city, we think it is a great idea. We'll miss the view too, but what a statement for sustainable transportation! Brooklyn Bridge
Revolution Rickshaws owner Gregg Zumann on his idea of opening up a new bike lane on the Brooklyn Bridge. Given the popularity of the Brooklyn Bridge Promenade for pedestrians, and the growing need to encourage cycling in the city, we think it is a great idea. We'll miss the view too, but what a statement for sustainable transportation!
Bike carcasses are a common site around New York City — a dented frame chained to a street sign, wheels pilfered, seat long ago appropriated, rusted chain and remnants blighting even the swankiest of sidewalks like a broken window. What’s a citizen to do? Map Project, Help, Maps, Bike Rescu, Bike Project, Bike Carcass, Abandon Bike, Nyc, Bike Art
Public Radio Station WNYC has launched the definitive abandoned bike map for NYC. Check it out! Bike Rescue NYC will use this data to help locate bikes to be rescued in our first neighborhood pilot in the Lower East Side.
Just one of our local beauties. Send us abandoned bike photos from your neighborhood and we'll add them to the archive. We need to show NYC just how many of these die-cycles are out there to get the problem solved
Bogota gets serious and sexy with bike transport! Awesome video. Maybe we should move to Columbia...
"Revolution Rickshaws" = Awesome. Pedal powered transport; makes you stronger and smarter while saving energy. One of the inspirations for the Bike Rescue NYC project.
Pedal-powered compost collection! Watch the short video. NY Compost is taking advantage of density and NYC cycling infrastructure. This kind of initiative is part of what makes cities great.