Transportation Alternatives Wants Cyclists To Report Their Tickets

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – New York City cyclists are being urged to report their tickets to a group that promotes bike riding and wants to ensure the city is not illegally targeting bikers.

The form on the website for Transportation Alternatives shows a blank ticket and urges cyclists, who have received tickets, to fill in the corresponding spaces.

LINK: Transportation Alternatives

“We want to get a sense of the trends that are happening with ticketing enforcement around the five boroughs,” said Carolyn Samponaro, director of bicycle advocacy for Transportation Alternatives.

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She says they want to make sure cyclists are receiving tickets for truly dangerous behavior, and not being harassed when they are rolling along safely.

She says they don’t want cyclists ticketed for violations that don’t even exist.

“We also heard from some cyclists that were getting tickets for, like, not wearing a helmet, for example, which is not a law in New York City,” she said.

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  • Dale Auburn

    A judge ruled a few years ago (in a case involving Critical Mass) that the city’s bike laws LAPSED due to Rudy Giuliani’s aggressive non-enforcement. The City Countil has to put them back on the books before any enforcement can happen.

    • nypj

      so i guess us smokers do not need to worry about the laws regarding smoking in parks or beaches, since the mayor has taken a non-enforcement approach at this new law according to that way of thinking…

    • DanTe

      So…. which law school you went to?

  • Vik

    No, they’re receiving tickets for being a nuisance and danger to pedestrians and people that actually drive and motorists should have control over the road, NOT crazed cyclists. I say there aren’t enough tickets to give them for all the violations they commit on and off the road.

  • R. Thomas

    I’ve never been in New York but if it’s like other places, bikers think they have the right of way, run stop signs, ride on sidewalks, and take advantage of any rule they can. They should be ticketed for any violation that a car would be

  • Jimmy

    They don’t get 1/1000 of the tickets they should get in Manhattan. Watch out. This might just lead to stricter enforcement.

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