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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