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Pedal Power & Solar Cooking at Cortelyou Greenmarket on December 16!

Pedal Power & Solar Cooking at Cortelyou Greenmarket on December 16!

  Sustainable Flatbush brings a fun and delicious twist to being green at the Cortelyou Greenmarket on Sunday, December 16 from 11am to 2 pm, with a demonstration of our Bike Blender and Solar Oven!

Ditmas Rides this Friday - in costume!

Ditmas Rides this Friday – in costume!

Dress up yourself, dress up your bike and come to our next Ditmas Ride this Friday (10/29) at 7:00 pm. Of course you can join us if you or your bike are not dressed up. We will meet in front of the Qathra Cafe on Cortelyou Road between Stratford and Westminster.

Bike to Work from Flatbush this Wednesday!

Bike to Work from Flatbush this Wednesday!

Flatbush resident Deb Kapell invites YOU to join her Bike to Work ride this Wednesday!

An Evening of Streetfilms on June 10th!

An Evening of Streetfilms on June 10th!

Sustainable Flatbush invites you to celebrate BikeBKLN by visualizing a future of Livable Streets!

Flatbush Bike Ride to Summer Streets!

Flatbush Bike Ride to Summer Streets!

Okay, now I can speak from first-hand experience: Summer Streets, New York City’s experiment with creating a car-free haven for pedestrians and cyclists, is truly fantastic!

Streetfilms: Summer Streets 2008

Streetfilms: Summer Streets 2008

For your viewing pleasure! This is history in the making, folks. As Gil Peñalosa says in the film, Mayor Bloomberg and (especially!) Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan deserve credit for having the guts to try something new.

Summer Streets!!!!

Due to a MOST unfortunate prior commitment I was unable to attend the historic kickoff of NYC Summer Streets on Saturday… but I did manage to grab a photo (camera phone, sorry!) of the last few precious car-free moments. Union Square, car-free!

Summer Streets coming soon!

You may have already heard about NYC Summer Streets, the car-free celebration coming up in August. On the 16th we will be hosting a “feeder” ride from Flatbush to join the party, stay tuned for details! For now, enjoy this promo video courtesy of our friends at Streetfilms:

“Summer Streets” for NYC!

I’ve been watching the buildup all day on Streetsblog in anticipation of this exciting announcement: Emulating similar experiments in Paris, London, and Bogotá, Colombia, New York City will close off to traffic a 6.9-mile route from the Brooklyn Bridge to East 72nd Street on three consecutive Saturdays, giving New Yorkers to a chance to explore […]

I [Heart] the Slow Bicycle Movement

I [Heart] the Slow Bicycle Movement

Another brilliant campaign from the Copenhagen Bike Culture blog. In that Nordic mecca for stylish cyclists, a relaxed bike ride to work, school, shopping, or socializing is just everyday transportation (no Lycra allowed!). I’ve already mastered the “Slow” part, but full membership seems to require stiletto heels.