Welcome to BRBRbrooklyn! Whether you are pedaling to the shore, the store, your neighbor’s stoop, or back to your own coop, this blog is for you. Bay Ridge Bicycle Routes is an effort raise to awareness within our neighborhood and among civic groups about the activities of bicyclists in Bay Ridge and other nearby communities in southern Brooklyn.

Our neighborhood’s immediate access to the harbor, less congested street traffic, friendly atmosphere, expansive parks and flat terrain (except, of course, for the steep ridge in Bay Ridge!) makes our corner of New York City one of the most fantastic places to ride a bicycle. Whether for transportation, recreation, fun or fitness, cycling is great in Bay Ridge.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Roads are for Bicyclists

Bicyclists at Grant's Tomb, NYC

Did you know that the first paved roads in the U.S. were initially intended for bicyclists? "...through the lobbying efforts of the League of American Wheelmen, which had 102,000 members in 1898. But new technology—the automobile—ended cyclists’ dominance, and the League disbanded in 1902. (It was eventually revived, and is now known as the League of American Bicyclists.).

Read the full article by Bob Monske at Bicycling.

1 comment:

Chris said...

I wish drivers still remembered who they are indebted to - I've been having a hard time fighting for my spot on the road, or even the shoulder lately. Seems I'm not the only one though - read this awesome post on the Folding Bike Blog the other day.