“NYPD: We Will No Longer Target Grieving Cyclists after Crashes” — Streetsblog

At a forum on Thursday hosted by WNYC and Gothamist’s “We the Commuters” project, NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan announced that the department would no longer write summonses to cyclists in the wake of a driver killing a cyclist — a practice that has long been decried by the victims, especially in a year when 15 cyclists […]


“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 […]


“Robyn Hightman Found a Life on Bikes. In an Instant It Was Gone.” — Bicycling Magazine

Over the past decade in New York City, more than 160,000 people have been struck by motorists. More than 1,600 have been killed. In 2019 alone, drivers have caused a staggering 20 cyclist fatalities in the city. Often missing from the uproar over these and other senseless deaths across the country are the nuanced legacies of those whose lives are […]


“‘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 […]