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Cops On UWS Cracking Down On Law Breaking Bike Riders

A Citi Bike user pedals off from a bicycle station in New York City. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

A Citi Bike user pedals off from a bicycle station in New York City. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

MANHATTAN, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Cyclists be warned: police are holding those who travel on two wheels to the same standards of those who drive cars and cabs.

Police on the Upper West Side have been cracking down on bike riders who are running red lights, riding on sidewalks, and those who ride on the wrong side of the street, 1010 WINS’ John Montone reported.

Laura, who rides her bike on the streets of New York City, advised other bike riders to “follow the rules that the city has set up. I mean there’s bike paths and they do a pretty good job of letting us know where we can ride our bikes and that’s a safe place to stay.”

One Queens woman told Montone that while she generally follows the law of the road, she does ride on the sidewalk in her home borough, but “they don’t say nothing about it.” She added that she never rides against traffic or runs red lights.

One taxi driver who rides his bike to pick up his cab said it’s people riding Citi Bikes that break all the laws.

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