The NYPD said they have voided a ticket issued to an injured and prone delivery cyclist in Chelsea on Monday afternoon. Police spokesperson Al Baker said that while the Domino’s cyclist appeared to have been riding outside of the bike lane on West 21st Street when they were hit by the driver opening their door, the officers arriving on scene should not have ticketed the cyclist for riding outside the bike lane because they didn’t witness the event.
Steve Vaccaro, an attorney and safe streets advocate, also noted the NYPD’s deviation from their standard practice in this incident. Vaccaro has argued that dooring is a clear violation of the city’s Right of Way law, which does not require NYPD officers to witness the event in question.
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