“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 […]


“Cops Who Confiscated Bikes Carried Out ‘Racist Policy’ — And Don’t Even Know the Law They Cited” — Streetsblog

The policy was not only questionable, but it was wrong, said lawyer Steve Vaccaro. When their bikes were confiscated, the cyclists were merely sitting in the park — not riding, as required in the state’s VTL 1236, which states, “No person shall operate a bicycle unless it is equipped with a bell or other device capable of giving […]


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Two NYC Cyclists Wage Long, Losing Fight Against $4,600 In Red Light Tickets

A Bedford-Stuyvesant couple is left with few options after police followed them as they rode through a series of red lights and were fined over $4,600. Vaccaro has heard a lot of cyclist yarns, and he says this tops all the bundled bike ticket cases he’s encountered. “It’s the worst I’ve ever seen,” he said. “To […]


Bike Attorney Likes How the Wheels Are Turning

The Villager interviewed Vaccaro & White’s Steve Vaccaro about the latest developments in bicycling and the law.  Here’s an excerpt from the freewheeling interview: VIL: Apparently, Upper East Siders — including, notably, Woody Allen — really hate bike lanes. What exactly is their beef with bicycles? S.V.: Yeah, and I’ve been to some of those […]