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Apr 15, 2014
The Brainy Bike Light team, which includes engineers, product designers, and a behavioral scientist, wanted to use a “brainy” or science-based approach to create a product that can help improve the safety of cyclists on the road. The idea behind Brainy Bike Lights is backed by studies conducted by the University of Oxford. The team used the concept of priming to come up with the symbol for the bike lights. The simple symbol of a bike “primes” drivers to think “bike” when they see it. It makes them realize quickly that there is a cyclist in front of them. The bike symbol increases awareness on the streets and helps make drivers more “cognitively efficient,” which means they are able to recognize it quickly and react.
Apr 14, 2014
Here’s FedEx hanging out in the bike lane on Lafayette Street. They were having such an intense conversation that they didn’t even notice me taking this picture.
Mar 12, 2014

Here’s FedEx hanging out in the bike lane on Lafayette Street. They were having such an intense conversation that they didn’t even notice me taking this picture.

This work truck was parked in the bike lane on 2nd Ave right in front of the Verizon Building. 1.16.2014 10am
Mar 12, 2014

This work truck was parked in the bike lane on 2nd Ave right in front of the Verizon Building. 1.16.2014 10am

Mar 5, 2014 / 1 note
nycopendata:

This map shows the locations of NYC bike lane parking violations. Built using the ArcGIS Online Storytelling Text and Legend web application template by Tom Swanson. 
Get parking violation data via NYC OpenData. 
Mar 4, 2014 / 17 notes

nycopendata:

This map shows the locations of NYC bike lane parking violations. Built using the ArcGIS Online Storytelling Text and Legend web application template by Tom Swanson

Get parking violation data via NYC OpenData. 

This Dial 7 car was parked in the bike lane on 11th Street in the East Village, even though there was plenty of space at the curb. 11.30.2013, 5pm.
Feb 11, 2014

This Dial 7 car was parked in the bike lane on 11th Street in the East Village, even though there was plenty of space at the curb. 11.30.2013, 5pm.

This taxi was just hanging out in the bike lane on 1st Avenue, no driver. 12.8.2013, 4pm.
Feb 11, 2014

This taxi was just hanging out in the bike lane on 1st Avenue, no driver. 12.8.2013, 4pm.

Cars were blocking both sides of the West 15th Street bike lane as I walked past it today.
Feb 10, 2014

Cars were blocking both sides of the West 15th Street bike lane as I walked past it today.

This guy was parked and picking up passengers in the bike lane near South Street Seaport. He had to drive over those little white pillars to get into the protected bike lane.
Feb 10, 2014

This guy was parked and picking up passengers in the bike lane near South Street Seaport. He had to drive over those little white pillars to get into the protected bike lane.