Standing Up for Cycling
by Lou.D. on March 17, 2014 - 12:55pm
Keegan Stephan is a resident of New York City who has been concerned with traffic issues in his community. He has spent a considerable amount of his time to make those issues much less of a problem. He is a cyclist in New York who has been trying to make cycling a much easier and safer activity within the city. To do this he takes part in many community building activities, showing the perks of being a cyclist.
In the event Occupy Sandy, Stephan provided the society who were taking part of it electricity generated by bicycles. He is also known to be a volunteer mechanic for Times Up, do deliveries with Cargo, host bike related radio programs and organize rides and garden clean ups. Stephan is most known for his involvement bike repair garden spaces in New York and with the Right of Way organisation.
Recently, Right of Way has made the headlines in certain news agencies for some of their actions in the streets of New York. They have spray painted bike lanes onto certain streets as a statement to the authorities of the city. The authorities see them as vigilantes and are quickly taking away the bike lanes for they had led to accidents according to certain news articles because they are hard to tell apart from real bike lanes. What they seek to achieve is making the government making safer and more bike lanes. The way the roads are currently displayed throughout the world a lot is dedicated for motor vehicles instead of for pedestrians and cyclist. Right of Way seek to change that, and like certain cities in countries like Netherlands it isn’t something that would be too hard to do.