“SHELTER IN PLACE: Cuomo Order Seems to Declare Bike Shops ‘Non-Essential’ Despite Cycling Surge” — Streetsblog

Lawyer Steve Vaccaro said Cuomo’s order will need to be clarified simply because it’s all over the place. “Cuomo specifically stated that delivery services, including food delivery, were essential services,” said Vaccaro (full disclosure: a Streetsblog advertiser). “He also deferred until later a question as to whether computer equipment repair should be considered essential … […]


“New NYPD Unit Will Crack Down on Drivers Who Fail to Yield — But Nearly Half of Those Tickets Are Still Tossed Out” — City Limits

Of the total summonses issued during the full year of 2019 where 19-190 was the top charge, 56 percent were dismissed, the numbers show. The city says this rate of dismissal is comparable to the overall dismissal rate at OATH, which adjudicates summonses issued by more than a dozen city agencies. And while summonses can […]


Steve Vaccaro Discusses Bikes And The Law On WBAI 99.5fm

Vaccaro & White principal Steve Vaccaro joined Eben Weiss (a.k.a. “Bike Snob NYC”) on his weekly radio show on WBAI 99.5fm for a lively and informative discussion about NYPD bicycle enforcement, your rights as a cyclist, what to do after a crash, and more. Listen here!


“Cyclist Killed by Cement Truck and 2 Other Deaths Spur ‘Emergency'” — New York Times

A bike messenger was fatally hit by a truck while riding in morning traffic in Manhattan. Three days later, another cyclist was struck and killed by a car in Brooklyn. And four days after that — less than four miles from the last crash — still another cyclist died after being struck by a cement […]


“Can the City Change Course on How a Key ‘Vision Zero’ Law is Enforced?” — City Limits

Advocates say one of the challenges to adjudicating these types of summonses in an administrative court is that fact that NYPD officers rarely attend OATH hearings for the drivers to whom they issued summonses, meaning administrative judges have little to go on in making their decision other than the driver’s testimony and whatever information was […]