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Bicyclist Sues Citi Bike, Citing Inadequate Safety Policies

The popular ride-sharing company is under fire after a Connecticut man alleged that he flipped over the Citi Bike he was riding this fall, after his front wheel struck a low barrier that had been installed next to the bicycle docking station near E. 56th Street and Madison Avenue.

Thinking big when it comes to NYC traffic accident prevention

New York is in the midst of its Vision Zero campaign. As part of that effort, Mayor de Blasio signed a bill that went into effect late last year to lower the city’s default speed limit to 25 mph. The hope is that lower speeds will reduce the number of car, pedestrian and bicycle accidents and make such accidents less fatal when they do occur.

Bicyclists may have an explanation for breaking traffic laws

In recent months, we have written about the growing clash between bicyclists, pedestrians and drivers in New York City. Although bicyclists and pedestrians are now beginning to end their truce, these two groups used to consider themselves “on the same side” in a fight against automobile culture. Everything from infrastructure to traffic laws was designed with cars in mind, and that continues to leave bicyclists and pedestrians in serious danger.

Many problems stand in the way of NYC's Vision Zero goals: Part II

In our last post, we began a discussion about a New York Magazine article about the problem of pedestrian and bicyclist accidents. The article profiled the stories behind eight pavement-stenciled memorials located around New York.

Many problems stand in the way of NYC's Vision Zero goals: Part I

2014 is nearing an end, and many are already trying to gauge the effectiveness of Mayor de Blasio’s “Vision Zero” initiative. Because of the campaign and because it has long been a problem, more media attention is now being focused on pedestrian and bicycle accidents across the city.

Report warns that fatal bicycle accidents are on the rise

As we wrote earlier this week, bicycling is a popular alternative to driving these days for a number of reasons. In New York City, the decision to ride a bike is often a practical one, as traffic congestion sometimes results in longer commutes by car.

Two Injured in Cyclist-Pedestrian Collision

A pedestrian was recently seriously injured after being struck by a cyclist near New York City's Washington Square Park. The unexpected collision resulted in the pedestrian being sent to the hospital with a serious head injury. The cyclist also sustained a minor injury.

Central Park loop gets renewed safety focus after pedestrian deaths

One of our posts last week focused on the dangerous traffic problem in New York City, but not the problem that most residents are familiar with. The New York Times has been covering the increasing tensions between bicyclists and pedestrians in Central Park – specifically the six-mile loop around the park.

NYC bicyclists sometimes seen as aggressors in accidents

To say that New York City is crowded is an understatement. The population density of New York coupled with various modes of transportation has created a kind of turf war on the city’s streets and sidewalks as well as in places like Central Park.

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