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.
Last Friday, fire officials said that a man struck a barrier in Midtown and fell on his head. He was rushed to the hospital unconscious.
Commercial and recreational bikers beware. Jimmy Vacca, chair of the City Council Transportation Committee is promising tough new safety rules in the coming year and strict enforcement of the current ones.
Pedestrians hit and injured by bicycle riders – it’s a statistic that no one kept. However, after CBS 2 exposed the gap in record-keeping, New York City is moving to fill in the blanks.