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My NYC Biking Story: Dr. Jen Petersen

Riding a bike is a big part of Dr. Jen Petersen’s daily routine, and it also plays a significant role in her academic and professional careers. Her 2011 dissertation toward a Ph.D. in Sociology, “Whose Streets? Paving the Right to the City,” was largely influenced by riding her bike on the changing streets of NYC. Jen now […]

My NYC Biking Story: Kevin Bolger, a.k.a. Squid

Our "My NYC Biking Story" series is back in action this week with a profile of Kevin Bolger, a.k.a. Squid. For 20 years Squid has worked as a commercial cyclist. He has done cargo delivery and food delivery, and at one point he co-owned a messenger company. From his position as a fixture of the […]

My NYC Biking Story: Dr. Janice Turner

We are back with another installment of our hit series, "My NYC Biking Story." Recently Streetfilms spent the afternoon with Dr. Janice Turner in the South Bronx, and we toured some of her favorite waterfront trails. As a recreational cyclist for forty-plus years and a board member of Sustainable South Bronx, Dr. Turner believes that […]

My NYC Biking Story: Gabri Christa

Choreographer and filmmaker Gabri Christa commutes to work on her trusty Dutch bike from her home in Staten Island to her office in Rockefeller Center, and to rehearsals and performances all over the city.  On her morning commute, she catches the free Staten Island Ferry, meets up with friends, and then hops on the Hudson […]

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 […]

My NYC Biking Story: Steve O’Neill

Prospect Heights resident Steve O'Neill has been biking most of his 15 years living in New York City.  Last year he added to his daily roundtrip commute to Columbus Circle by dropping his son Beckett off at school, and the new Prospect Park West bike lane helps him do that safely. As a subway trip […]

My NYC Biking Story: Howard Wolfson

If you follow the Twitter hashtag #bikenyc, you've probably noticed more than a few tweets from New York City Deputy Mayor Howard Wolfson, a.k.a. @howiewolf. In this episode of My NYC Biking Story, we'd like to introduce you to the man who's been tweeting out a flurry of facts, figures, and poll numbers related to […]

My NYC Biking Story: Lucette Gilbert

Friday is National Bike to Work Day, and if you're looking for a little motivation to get on your bicycle, meet Lucette Gilbert. Lucette says she is in her "very late 70s" and biking since she was 7 years old. So, by my calculations, she has been riding a bike for some 70 years! She […]

My NYC Biking Story: Marcus Woollen

Marcus Woollen is a prime example of what bicycling can do for your mind, body and spirit. Fifteen months ago, after being declared obese by his doctors, he decided he needed to get healthy and find a way to fit exercise into his busy schedule. So he tried bike commuting from Jackson Heights, Queens to […]

My NYC Biking Story: Sarinya Srisakul

Today we launch a new series in honor of Bike Month. "My NYC Biking Stories," comprises up to ten short vignettes on people who ride in New York City. Our first profile is on Sarinya Srisakul, the city’s first female Asian-American firefighter. She is also vegan, and one of the 31 female firefighters in the […]

My NYC Biking Story: Kimberly White

Brooklyn resident Kimberly White is just finishing her freshman year of college, and she took some time away from studying for exams and writing papers to be the second cyclist in our MY NYC Biking Story series. Kimberly not only loves riding her red folding bike in Prospect Park, but she's also got the skills […]