New York needs to move to protect cyclists and pedestrians

Read in the New York Times HERE

The New York Times: “Since 2006, the number of daily bike rides has risen to nearly half a million from 180,000, according to city officials. In that time, New York added more than 750 miles of bike lanes to 500 or so that existed, and the popular bike-share program Citi Bike sent tens of thousands more cyclists onto the roadways.

The number of cyclists killed so far this year, though, is more than double those killed at the same point in 2018, a year when fewer cyclists than ever were killed.”

A “ghost bike” memorial for a cyclist who was killed near the intersection of East 28th Street and Third Avenue in Manhattan.CreditCreditIvan Armando Flores for The New York Times

A “ghost bike” memorial for a cyclist who was killed near the intersection of East 28th Street and Third Avenue in Manhattan.CreditCreditIvan Armando Flores for The New York Times