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An Open Letter to NYC's Top Traffic Cop

New York City traffic enforcement: an open letter to Chief Thomas Chan.

For nearly a century, the city’s top brass have turned a blind eye to New York City's silent epidemic of traffic death and serious injury. But under Mayor de Blasio's Vision Zero mandate, and with a new NYPD Transportation Bureau Chief at the helm, things are changing. advocate-at-large Les Brown looks at Vision Zero milestones to date and lays out a road map for effective traffic enforcement in this open letter to the city's top traffic cop, Chief Thomas Chan.

The Road Les Travelled

Talking Turkeys

Cranksgiving Founder Ken Stanek on NYC's Biggest Hearted Bike Ride
November 19, 2014

BikeNYC spoke with Cranksgiving organizer Ken Stanek on what goes into making the year’s biggest-hearted bike ride happen.

SkyCycle: taking the hot air out of elevated bike paths.

Wheels in the Sky

Taking the Hot Air Out of Elevated Bike Paths
November 13, 2014 advocate-at-large Les Brown takes down pie-in-the-sky plans to elevate bicyclists above NYC's troubled "arterial streets" instead of fixing them.

Cyclists / bike doored by taxi / car in NYC.

Open Door Policy

An Open Letter to a Door-and-Dash Executive
October 30, 2014 advocate-at-large Les Brown writes bad apple executive Harry Wagner about a recent "door-and-dash" incident that injured a Citi Bike rider.

Halloween bike costume ideas 2014.

Bike or Treat

13 Halloween Bike Costume Tips
October 24, 2014

Cyclopaths! Two-wheeled terrors! Procrastinators! Here are thirteen tips to turn your bike into the ultimate costume on wheels this Halloween.


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