Max & Murphy: A Hard Look at Vision Zero

The reduction of traffic deaths in New York City under his Vision Zero program is one of Mayor de Blasio’s talking points as he runs for president. But while deaths have fallen, an advocate and a Councilmember agree that progress has slowed.

20th Annual Blessing of the Bicycles

Hundreds of cyclists of all religious backgrounds will kick off the biking season at the 20th annual Blessing of the Bicycles celebration on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. inside the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, located at 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street), Manhattan. This unique service is open to everyone who gets around town on a bike, scooter, skates, unicycle, or other form of human-powered vehicle. The Reverend Patrick Malloy, Canon for Liturgy and the Arts at the Cathedral, will officiate the ceremony, during which he will offer a blessing to jumpstart a safe cycling season and sprinkle Holy Water on each bicycle. After the blessing, there will be a moment of silence to remember the cyclists lost in the past year.