Winter 2002, p.4

We Are Traffic: Bicycles are 15% of East Village Traffic

East Village cyclist riding to work.During the first week of December 2001, Transportation Alternatives volunteers took to the streets of the East Village to measure the area's intense bike activity. The neighborhood has been a long-time center of bicycle culture because of both demographics and poor transit access. T.A. conducted a six hour count from 7 - 10 a.m. and from 4 - 7 p.m. During these peak commuter hours, bicycles accounted for over 15% of the total traffic in the East Village. On side streets, bicycles accounted for almost a quarter of all traffic. The narrow streets keep motorized traffic to speeds under 30 mph.

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NJ Cycling Champ Dies
Anthony "Ducky" Shiavo

On November 28th, New Jersey lost a beloved cycling advocate. Tony Schiavo, owner of The Peddler bicycle shops in Long Branch and Red Bank, New Jersey, was killed in a car accident. Tony was a well-known and respected cycling ambassador for Monmouth County and the New Jersey Shore. The former racer encouraged young cyclists who went on to win state, national, and world championships. Thousands of friends turned out for his funeral to pay respect to a man who gave so much to the local cycling community.