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Longtime NYC advocate for human-scale vehicles, including electric-assist bicycles and pedicabs, as well as a stronger local, creative and public role in determining public-space issues. I imagine streets in the future filled with clean, quiet, weather-protected, multi-person conveyances that are beautifully and uniquely crafted, shaped and decorated by human hands, gifting our roadways with color and rhythm, as well as safe and affordable transport, bringing a degree of charm and convenience to congested urban spaces everywhere that we are afraid to even dream of enjoying. Music and Lyrics at for the 2014-2015 New York World's Fair Anniversary Celebrations

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New York's De Facto Ban and Real Ones

New York City Councilman Rafael Espinal introduces resolution supporting a State bill legalizing the use of electric-assist bicycles, but will it go anywhere?

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Legalize the Future... Please!

Ninety percent of the population of New York State is being deprived of access to one of the most efficient forms of personal mobility yet invented: the electric-assist bicycle. It's time to stop the bullying.

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Getting Somewhere Slowly

What we call 'progress' can be a slippery slope where bigger, faster, quieter, and more comfortable, isn't always the best road to take.

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Make Bike Not Car

In the last century, bicycles always seem to play a role in revolution, from helping women gain the vote to recent protests against corporate globalism. Maybe that's why governments tend to favor the illusory freedom of the automobile over the true freedom of the bike.

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Human Energy and Our Love of Waste

In a world of nearly limitless energy and vast natural abundance, mankind's greatest output seems to come in the form of waste; from the pollution our cars and power plants spew to the human beings we incarcerate.

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Slowing Down New York City Can Speed Things Up

Ironically, travel across large parts of New York City hasn't gotten any faster than it was in the horse-n-buggy age; and instead of horse manure, we've substituted hydrocarbon pollution. It's time to rethink the system.

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No Comment

Newspapers may be struggling, news networks may have abandoned serious journalism for entertainment, but the Underground Press of the '60s appears to be alive and well in the URLiverse of blogs and forums.

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Why Conspiracies Are Almost Always True

'Conspiracy - a secret plan made by two or more people to do something that is harmful or illegal. : the act of secretly planning to do something that is harmful or illegal.' - Merriam-Webster Dictionary

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Baby, It's Cold Outside!

While much of North America was under the grip of the Polar Vortex, the southern hemisphere was cooking in record high temperatures.

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Really? Do We Still Need Cars?

When it comes to funding various forms of transportation, the game's been rigged in favor of the automobile, with more sustainable modes of transport fighting for crumbs that remain.

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Why We Are Where We Are

Every baby is born with the innate instinct to grasp and as adults one of the hardest things we can do is learn to let go.

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Rough Justice

Despite outgoing New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's encouragement of cycling in his city, his police department doesn't always view the bicycle in the same benign light.

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Corporate Collusion:The Snell Report

Two of America's most powerful corporations colluded to wreck the nation's public transportation system to secure their near monopolistic control over how we move people and products. Now we're paying the price: the latest being a $10 billion taxpayer loss.

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Are Antique Electric Cars the Solution to New York's Carriage Problem?

There is more to the story of New York City's famed and oft-maligned Central Park horse carriage tours than the animal's welfare.

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You, Me and a World of ELFs

Invented 80 years ago, has the time finally come for the widespread adoption of the very efficient, human-scale Velomobile? If the success of the ELF is any indication, it may just be.

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