from today’s century road club association blog… March 29, 2010 – Bicycling is a rapidly growing mode of transportation and the New York-New Jersey region is facing increased demand for expanded bicycle infrastructure, safer bicycle routes, access to transit connections and secure parking facilities. While we recognize that many Port Authority facilities currently provide some accommodations for bicycle users, we need to prepare more systematically for the growing use of bicycles as a mode of travel within the regional transportation system.
If springtime isn’t smiling while racing pigeons, then I don’t what is. (via Cycle Chic – Streetstyle & Bike Advocacy in High Heels)
“For many, the benefits of augmented reality outweigh issues of privacy,” said Beka Economopoulos of Fission Strategy, a Web development and social media consulting firm for nonprofits. And it often leads to a digitally enabled “lemming effect,” she added.
How many users does 4chan have?
We started with 20 users, now we’re the largest active forum in the United States with 8.2 million unique visitors every month, and 600 million page loads per month. People are on the site are on for an average of 19 minutes at a time and look at 30 pages each. On top of that, we’re currently getting 800,000 new posts a day.
Google Maps now features #BikeNYC lanes & directions! They’re not 100% perfect, but they are damn near close. If you’re part of the anti-google mafia, you should take a look at Ride the City. Not only were they first, but they use OpenStreet Maps. I can’t wait for Spokes iPhone app to include this data. (h/t @yaweneep)
Under Mr. de Blasio’s proposal, city officials would be encouraged — but not required — to post the applications of nonprofit groups and others seeking additional funds to a Web site called Open Government NYC. The database would allow users to search the name of the elected official to whom the application is made, the name of the applicant, the date of the funding request and the purpose of the request. The site would also disclose which items received funding
Our landlord, Yehuda Backer, essentially said, “You’ve been here a long time, you’ve always payed your rent on time, and for that we’re going to double your rent.”