Cyclists beware! Starting today through August 26th, the New York Police Department is launching Operation Safe Cycle. For two weeks, bike and pedestrian safety is “priority.”
The AP reports that cops will be targeting those engaged in “disobeying traffic signals and signs; riding against traffic; riding on the sidewalk; and failure to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks.” They will also be aggressively ticketing those who “obstruct bicycle lanes, creating a hazard for riders.” Does that mean that cops will be ticketing themselves?
Attention NYC Cyclists: NYPD ignoring real problem by unleashing one of their "bicycle crackdowns" again today, don't play into their hands.
— Bike Snob NYC (@bikesnobnyc) August 13, 2014
(Image: Cops In Bike Lanes)