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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.

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"The trend is upward," police said.

New York City bicycle thefs on the rise: NYPD - am New York

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" - [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" -

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's Bicycle Corpses, Curated as Art - Cities - GOOD

Toronto, running circles around NYC on the design of cool bike racks: Queen-West-Bike-Racks-3

We are 9 days in to National Bike Month! " 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!

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.

Something else we can do with bike parts that are too far gone to ride again.

PP cyclists...let's meet at the bike expo May 3rd - 5th. All the cool kids will be there.

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.

The 'Bike Blender Trailer' sculpture by Adam Dirks for the Cooper Union end-of-year show. Constructed from reclaimed bike parts and Adam's own sculpture work.

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Salvaging Abandoned Bikes - Exactly the sort of thing we want to encourage and help facilitate!