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My NYC Biking Story: Bin Feng Zheng

This spring, Transportation Alternatives launched a program to promote safe cycling throughout the five boroughs. Bin Feng Zheng, 23, works for this program as an NYC Bicycle Ambassador. Bin started riding a bike just two years ago, so he knows all about the challenges of learning to ride. He's also tri-lingual -- speaking Chinese and Spanish -- which helps him promote responsible riding and the benefits of bicycling in the diverse neighborhoods where he grew up. He says one of his big motivations is to bring biking to Chinatown and the Lower East Side, "because in the end it's not just about biking, it's about having a more vibrant community, it's about having safer streets."

Streetfilms would like to thank Tread Bike Shop for sponsoring this chapter in our My NYC Biking Story.

Elizabeth Press is a Filmmaker for Streetfilms. She joined Streetfilms in 2007 to focus her video work on advocating for better biking, walking and mass transit.

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  • Eliot

    I see these ambassadors at least once a week.  Very positive effort, and damn good coffee.

  • http://twitter.com/snogglethorpe Miles Bader

    oooh, coffee?

  • Bikeswimus

    It sounds like a fantastic program!  Mr. Zheng has a lot of enthusiasm.  It is good for people to advocate for their neighborhood where they live. 

  • Bikeswimus

    It sounds like a fantastic program!  Mr. Zheng has a lot of enthusiasm.  It is good for people to advocate for their neighborhood where they live. 

  • Miller

     from Brooklyn Roasting Company!

  • http://profiles.google.com/kevin.giant Kevin Love

    I cringe watching him riding in the door zone.  He certainly is not riding safely. 

    Please, please, please do not ride in the door zone.  Let's stay safe and alive.

    One minor quibble:  There is no such thing as "speaking Chinese."  That's like saying "speaking Indo-European."  It sounds like he is speaking Cantonese.

  • http://www.facebook.com/martin.burkinshaw1 Martin Burkinshaw

    Bike lane discipline...Are you supposed to ride on the right and overtake on the left? With bike lanes getting more and more busy, if you cycle a bit faster than the type who just poodle along...it must get a bit trying after a while.