Photographs from a rain soaked Red Hook Criterium. More photos over at Manual for Speed.

Boogie Down Rides is a  a bicycling and art project based in the Bronx, New York, 
They firmly believes in the power of bicycling as a way to promote active transportation, recreation, and exercise. We support and build bridges of existing efforts to expand safe cycling while connecting communities and people in the process.

Boogie Down Rides is a  a bicycling and art project based in the Bronx, New York, 

They firmly believes in the power of bicycling as a way to promote active transportation, recreation, and exercise. We support and build bridges of existing efforts to expand safe cycling while connecting communities and people in the process.

One of a series of portraits of different types of cyclists in New York by Kurt McRobert.

One of a series of portraits of different types of cyclists in New York by Kurt McRobert.

Red Hook Criterium happening next weekend in Brooklyn, New York.

Red Hook Criterium happening next weekend in Brooklyn, New York.

Fair weather cyclists? New York’s Citi Bike bicycle sharing system is in financial trouble with strong annual membership figures not proving enough to cover costs and daily passes affected heavily by the weather. Read more over at the Wall Street Journal.

Fair weather cyclists? New York’s Citi Bike bicycle sharing system is in financial trouble with strong annual membership figures not proving enough to cover costs and daily passes affected heavily by the weather. Read more over at the Wall Street Journal.

A mechanic rides along a pothole-strewn stretch of 127th Street. The Thomas Prior photograph is one of a series in a Time gallery from Willets Point in Queens, New York.

A mechanic rides along a pothole-strewn stretch of 127th Street. The Thomas Prior photograph is one of a series in a Time gallery from Willets Point in Queens, New York.

Silja Goetz illustration from a collection of pictures of Bill Cunningham in New York Magazine.

Silja Goetz illustration from a collection of pictures of Bill Cunningham in New York Magazine.

Sarah Maycock illustration accompanying an article looking the experiences of cyclists in cities around the world on the Wellcome Trust’s Mosaic website. A comparison is given of the different experiences and the following statistics are given providing a clear view on the long way some cities have to go in terms of cyclist safety.
Annual fatalities per 10,000 daily cyclists:Copenhagen 0.3Amsterdam 0.4Vancouver 0.9Toronto 1.3Portland 1.9Montréal 2.0Paris 8.2London 11.0New York 37.6.
(All 2010 except Paris, London and New York, 2009.) 
Figures come from John Pucher and Ralph Buehler’s book City Cycling.

Sarah Maycock illustration accompanying an article looking the experiences of cyclists in cities around the world on the Wellcome Trust’s Mosaic website. A comparison is given of the different experiences and the following statistics are given providing a clear view on the long way some cities have to go in terms of cyclist safety.

Annual fatalities per 10,000 daily cyclists:

Copenhagen 0.3
Amsterdam 0.4
Vancouver 0.9
Toronto 1.3
Portland 1.9
Montréal 2.0
Paris 8.2
London 11.0
New York 37.6.

(All 2010 except Paris, London and New York, 2009.) 

Figures come from John Pucher and Ralph Buehler’s book City Cycling.

Clarence Eckerson of Streetfilms provides a collage of different shots of cycling from around the world. What’s particularly interesting is the difference in the levels of helmet use between northern European centres and North America…it no doubt has something to do with cycling being embedded more deeply in societal norms, something I look forward to seeing a lot more of in years to come. Thanks to The Atlantic Cities for the heads up.