NYC cracking down on ‘scofflaw cyclists’
Per the NYT:
“We’ve installed 250 miles of lane over the last four years and thousands of new bike racks,” Janette Sadik-Khan, the city’s transportation commissioner, said at a news conference. “We have been friendly to cyclists. Now it’s time for cyclists to be friendlier to the city.”
It’s past time for Providence scofflaw cyclists (mostly Brown and RISD students per my observations) to start obeying the rules of the road too. 26,000 tickets have been issued to cyclists in NYC last year. It would take just a tiny fraction of that in Providence for kids to begin stopping at stop signs and red lights, and traveling in the correct direction on one-way streets. As a pedestrian and cyclist I’ve had multiple near-misses with dumb kids on bikes. What can we do to encourage the police to start enforcing the law in this regard? Comments please.
(And yes, before you post about how awful car drivers are in this state: we agree with you and encourage greater enforcement of scofflaw car drivers. Save your keystrokes: there’s no need to further flog that issue.)