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Wed Sep 4, 2019, 01:23 PM

NYC bicyclists are killing pedestrians and the city wont stop it

Mayor Bill de Blasio has aggressively pushed a bike-friendly agenda, adding about 100 miles of dedicated lanes for cyclists amid a spike in rider collisions, but he’s done little to address the danger that bikers themselves pose.

Since 2011, bicyclists have injured more than 2,250 pedestrians — including at least seven who died — according to stats from the city Department of Transportation and published reports.

Injuries are up 12 percent this year, rising to 127 through June 30 from 113 over the same period in 2018, the NYPD says.

Most of the injured last year were in Manhattan, where 134 pedestrians got hurt, nearly half the citywide total of 270.

Flatiron/Gramercy Park’s 13th Precinct topped the list with 16 injuries, followed by Chinatown/Little Italy with 13 and Lower Manhattan with 12. There were 10 on the Upper West Side.

Although data show the number of hurt pedestrians dipped from 315 in 2017 to 270 last year, roughly 300 people a year have been hurt by cyclists since the city began tracking such accidents in 2011, including a high of 361 injuries in 2015 and three deaths in 2014.

Two pedestrians have been killed so far this year.

MORE: https://nypost.com/2019/08/31/nyc-bicyclists-are-killing-pedestrians-and-the-city-wont-stop-it/?fbclid=IwAR3KRFYQFdwjLolJ2apyDHvdIC2BvFtVK7YOcugVLXvfARKBdfH4MHIpnyI

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Response to JanetS (Original post)

Wed Sep 4, 2019, 01:42 PM

1. #BackgroundChecksForBikes

#RedflagLawsForBicyclesNow
Help the police save a child’s life by anonymous notification of a potential bike murder spree.

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Response to JanetS (Original post)

Wed Sep 4, 2019, 02:04 PM

2. Time for pedestrians to start carrying hiking sticks.....

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Response to quad489 (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 4, 2019, 04:08 PM

3. Just toss the stick into the spokes!

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