Collapsible Helmets Wanted

What’s it going to take to get bike share participants to wear helmets? “The big challenge is it requires you to think ahead,” says Randy Swart, Director, The Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute. “It would be useful if someone would produce a collapsible helmet that meets…

Citi Bike by the Numbers

250 miles of bike lanes and protected routes in NYC.
656 miles of NYC Subway track.
40 percent. That’s how much safer City streets are with bike lanes.
36 million annual economic boost, in dollars, the bike share program will provide to NYC.

On-Demand Public Transportation

Why Citi Bike matters more than you think As a resident of Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, and a car owner, I’ve already welcomed Citi Bike into my life. Each morning, after taking my kids to school nearby, I use Citi Bike to get to a different…

Pedaling Toward Progress

As developers, we should think of buildings as a way to reflect the evolution of living in New York City. While I’m opposed to mandatory car parking in new developments—only 10-15% of tenants use parking in most neighborhoods—indoor bicycle parking, which is also a requirement…

Looking Ahead to 2013

 Coming out of 2012, the strong rental market continues to drive up the value of development sites. How is this actually playing out? An investor signs a contract on a deal and he can flip it for a few percent more a few months later. We’re…