With more and more cities trying to adopt environmentally friendly ways, alternate transportation options are available to travelers. One alternate traveling option in New York is a bike sharing program called Citi Bike. Though the bikes might be creating cleaner air in New York, at least one personal injury lawsuit suggests they might create danger, too.
Most have at least hummed the tune to "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head," at one point, but this extreme cold, wintry weather presents a more dangerous situation. It is one thing to have to carry an umbrella or step carefully to avoid a weather-related mess. New York pedestrians now might want to consider wearing helmets in order to avoid head injuries and lacerations from ice accidents.
Man cannot control the weather. We can do what is within reasonable means to respond to extreme weather conditions like excessive snow and ice, but there are limits to what can be done to protect New York residents and overall conveniences.
There are a lot of downsides to the cold, messy and wet weather. Sure, it is generally unpleasant. It creates long commutes. Most importantly, it creates dangerous commutes and danger overall.
Many people are raised with the idea that they owe their elders respect. As a society, isn't that true as well? Shouldn't communities work to honor seniors and protect their well-being?
One year, two years, three years can all feel like a long time. Imagine being a family whose loved one is forever changed by an accident waiting for almost six years for some closure following a tragedy.
The New York Post recently reported a shocking fact: over the past five years in New York City, at least 21 taxi drivers had accidents that injured or killed pedestrians and bikers, but only one was ever charged with a crime. That, along with a long string of fatal accidents in our city, prompted Mayor Bill de Blasio to call for a new initiative called “Vision Zero.” Additional surveillance equipment, more traffic cops and a new, specially trained accident investigation team are planned for a unified effort at reducing traffic fatalities to zero.