Commercial bicyclists are now required to carry an identification card and wear helmets and reflective upper body clothing with the business’ name and cyclist’s ID number on the back.
The laws would require riders to wear reflective vests with their employer’s name and an ID number so pedestrians can easily identify commercial cyclists.
A quarter of a million people ride bicycles in New York City each day, but how safe are they, and how safe are pedestrians from them?
Under the bill proposed by Essex County Assemblywoman Cleopatra Tucker, riders or their parents would have to pay $10 a year to register their bikes with the state.
The cyclists pedaled for 30 miles on closed roads to raise money to fight multiple sclerosis, and in support of hundreds of programs and services organized by the Southern NY Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Around 5,000 cyclists circled Manhattan on 30 miles of closed roadways during the Bike MS NYC event.
Police said a Long Island man riding his bike was struck and killed by a vehicle that fled the scene.
A plan to provide cyclists with access on New Haven Line trains has been put on hold.
A New York City judge says pedicabs are not allowed on bridge bike paths.
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