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Nigel on Israel Ride 2007

Israel Ride in NYC: With Nigel Savage and David Weisberg

Discover how the Israel Ride can be your next adventure Wednesday, May 8th, 7:30 pm Hosted by Nigel and Liz Savage The Israel Ride: For Yourself. For Israel. For Peace. Meet and hear from: Nigel Savage, Hazon and Israel Ride Founder David Weisberg, CEO of Hazon David Rendsburg, Ride alum and 8-time staff member of the Ride Annie Jacobs, former Program Assistant at the Arava Institute (and current Dairy Apprentice at Isabella Freedman) Arava and Israel Ride alumni They will speak about cycling through Israel, the Middle East’s environmental challenges, and the potential for regional cooperation at the Arava Institute. The Arava Institute Hazon Israel Ride is a weeklong cycling adventure from Jerusalem to Eilat, including 5 fully-supported riding days and a Shabbat rest day. Bring your friends with you  |  All are welcome at this event!  

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Major Bike Legislation Changes A City

If you have the opportunity to spend time in Amsterdam, Chicago, Copenhagen, Portland, or Bogota, you will witness the possibilities of the bicycle as a main source of transportation. A transportation system in Amsterdam where almost 40 percent of all trips are made by bicycle evolves through a combination of economic necessity, bike friendly policies, a strong integrated public transportation system and a vocal community of cycling advocates.  Recently, the New York City Council took a step toward making the city more bike friendly. They  passed two pieces of bike friendly legislation that will greatly reduce the biggest deterrent to bike commuting: bike theft. Intro. 0780-A (Koppell) – bicycle parking in garages and parking lots. This bill will require the operator of every garage and parking lot with a capacity of one-hundred or more cars to provide and maintain parking spaces for bikes. The law mandates one bike spot for every 10 motor vehicle spots. Prices for the new bike parking will be left up to the garage owners to decide. According to DOT Commissioner Janet Sadik-Khan’s estimates, the law will eventually create more than 20,000 new bike parking spaces in nearly 1,700 locations, mostly in Manhattan. Intro. 0871-A (Yassky) […]

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