“‘F*cking Crazy’: No Charges For Truck Driver Who Killed 25-Year-Old Cyclist Aurilla Lawrence” — Gothamist

Streetsblog, which first reported the news, spoke with the victim’s sister, Kathryn, who called the situation “absolutely outrageous.” A attorney for the family, Steve Vaccaro, told the outlet that New York State law would allow prosecutors to charge the driver with manslaughter for recklessly causing the death of another human being, regardless of whether intent was […]


“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 […]


“The Silence After the Hit-and-Run” — New York Times

Over decades of high violent crime, traffic enforcement had rarely been a focus for the Police Department. But with felonies falling to record lows, the department has gained the leeway to rethink its mission. Hundreds of officers have been shifted into a neighborhood policing program intended to improve community relations, another priority of the de Blasio […]


Gothamist: “$250 Fine For SUV Driver Who Deliberately Plowed Into Cyclist During Road Rage Incident”

If you want to use your car as a weapon in Manhattan, you just need to pay a $250 fine. The Manhattan DA’s office made a last-minute decision not to go to trial an SUV driver who was witnessed ramming his vehicle into a cyclist during a road rage incident last year. 33-year-old Jose Henriquez, […]


Bike Snob NYC: “Cycling Under Attack”

Bike Snob comments on District Attorney’s sweetheart plea deal for a motorist who intentionally struck a Vaccaro & White client. So how much would you pay to run a cyclist down with your SUV in the Most Bike-Friendly City In America? $1,500? $1,000? $500? Well, if you act now, you can run down the annoying […]