NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – As Mayor Michael Bloomberg moves forward with his initiative to add bike lanes throughout New York City and a proposed bike-sharing system, a new study may have some wanting him to hit the brakes.
Two Hunter College professors have produced a study that shows roughly 1,000 pedestrians are struck by bicycle riders each year state-wide. Half of those are in New York City.READ MORE: Queens Woman Undergoes Liver Transplant After Doctors Link Mystery Infection To Nose Piercing
The authors of the study only counted pedestrians who were hospitalized after being struck. The authors believe, therefore, more than 1,000 people in New York are hit by bicycles each year.READ MORE: COVID Impact: Advocates Say Pandemic Causing Rising Mental Health Issues, Suicide Rates And Exploding Opioid Crisis
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