“Cops Arrest Unlicensed Driver Who Seriously Injured Teen Cyclist On Ocean Parkway” — Streetsblog

Sunday’s crash highlights the mayor’s failure in creating safe, car-free streets for kids to play — it’s inevitable that people will get hurt by speeding drivers on a throughfare like Ocean Parkway with six lanes of traffic and non-sequential lights, said attorney Steve Vaccaro. “This is the predictable result of the mayor refusing to allow […]


“NYPD Gives a Few Details of New ‘No Report’ Crash Policy” — Streetsblog

“Cops will try to get victims at the scene to minimize their injuries, or will simply attribute to them the false statement that they are not injured, as a way of avoiding having to do the work of making a report,” said Vaccaro, who is a Streetsblog advertiser. “But cops are already doing those things […]


“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 […]