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12.16.14 Prachi Gupta

Ben Fried over at Streetsblog has essentially audited a recent audit on Citi Bike oversight by New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer’s Office and has found that it is inaccurate, reporting, “Comptroller Scott Stringer’s office took so long to produce an audit of Citi Bike maintenance that major issues flagged in the report no longer […]

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10.23.14 Rhett Jones

The Manhattan D.A. has charged a motorist just $250 for what witnesses say [PDF] was an intentional assault on a cyclist. The unidentified victim claims he was riding down Avenue B, which has no bike lanes, when Jose Henriquez pulled up behind him in an SUV. The victim says that he was in the center […]

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10.22.14 Rhett Jones

A new study (PDF) has found that the NYPD issues more tickets for riding a bike on the sidewalk in minority neighborhoods than others. Out of the 15 most cited neighborhoods, 12 had a population that mostly consisted of blacks and Latinos. This shouldn’t come as a surprise. The NYPD disproportionately targets minorities on any […]

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10.21.14 Rhett Jones

Speaking at a women’s luncheon yesterday, famed tennis player and short-tempered New Yorker John McEnroe went on a rant about how terrified he is of cyclists in Central Park: I used to ride my bike [in Central Park]. But this has gotten to be a problem. There’s so many people, and there’s these lunatics that […]

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10.03.14 Rhett Jones

In the wake of hysteria over bicyclists being dangerous for pedestrians, a new study finds that injuries are actually declining steadily. The study was done jointly by professors from NYU and Hunter, using hospital data from the past ten years. Between 2004 and 2008, the rate of cyclist-caused pedestrian injuries in New York State went […]

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09.23.14 Rhett Jones

Since a pedestrian died after being struck by a cyclist in Central Park, the NYPD has started another crackdown on petty traffic violations. Over the weekend, the police issued 103 summonses, mostly in an area of five square blocks on the west side of Central Park. According to the NYPD, 29 riders were cited for failing to yield to pedestrians, 26 […]

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08.14.14 Sophie Weiner

The NYPD is investigating an incident earlier this month in which a cyclist collided with a 75-year-old jogger in Central Park. Irving Schachter was training for the New York City Marathon in the park when he was hit by the cyclist. He died from a head injury resulting from the collision on August 5th. The cyclist […]

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03.19.13 Samer Kalaf

Last week, some anonymous cyclists created some street art to remember a number of pedestrians and bike riders who were struck and killed by vehicle drivers with no criminal investigation done by the NYPD. Now, Time’s Up! uploaded a video containing living wills of various cyclists that state, should they be fatally struck by a […]

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03.15.13 Samer Kalaf

Per Gothamist, a band of unnamed cyclists created illegal street memorials last night, remembering the pedestrians and cyclists struck and killed by vehicle drivers who were never charged. The marked spots bring attention to crashes that required no investigation, according to the NYPD. Where applicable, the memorials include the name of the victim, the date […]

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07.20.12 Joshua Rivera

The car was in his way, so Brian Kopciel told it to move. Too bad it was a police car. Kopciel was cycling on Ocean Avenue last week at approximately 10:30 AM when he encountered a patrol car on Ditmas Avenue blocking the bike lane. A video recorded by Kopciel’s cell phone shows that the […]

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