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E-Bikes Come With Their Own Dangers

Posted: December 26, 2019 | Categories: Bicycle Accidents

With the rise in popularity of e-scooters and motor-assisted pedal bikes, it’s no wonder that there has been a spike in injuries in the cities where companies like Bird, Lime, and Citi Bikes have made inroads. While these convenient and undoubtedly green modes of transportation may help to some extent with traffic congestion, some public […]

Another Cyclist Death This Year, This Time In Central Park

Posted: December 20, 2019 | Categories: Bicycle Accidents

It has been a bad year for cyclists in the Big Apple. In all of 2018, there were 10 cyclists killed in traffic accidents on the streets of New York City. This year, that total has more than doubled to 29. The sharp increase has brought activists to begin advocating for more laws and roadway […]

Wrestler Matt Travis Struck And Killed While Riding A Bicycle

Posted: November 11, 2019 | Categories: Bicycle Accidents

So far in 2019, 28 cyclists have lost their lives in traffic accidents in New York City. That number is compared to a total of 10 for all of 2018. The National Transportation Safety Board recently released a report recommending that all 50 states pass laws requiring bicyclists wear helmets. However, advocates in New York […]

Young Boy Killed Riding His Bicycle In Crosswalk By Inattentive Driver

Posted: October 8, 2019 | Categories: Bicycle Accidents

In all of 2018, New York City saw 10 cyclists die in traffic accidents. 2/3 of the way through 2019, that number is already more than doubled to 24. Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Vision Zero initiative has come under scrutiny in the wake of these fatalities. The mayor has promised that the Department of Transportation […]

Murder Charges File Against Man Who Allegedly Ran Down A Cyclist Who Was Breaking Into Vehicles

Posted: September 6, 2019 | Categories: Bicycle Accidents

New York City authorities and civil leaders are attempting to address the rising number of bicycle fatalities. There have been 19 deaths to date, many of them involving bicyclists and drivers. Protests from cyclists have occurred, including a “die-in” protest where hundreds of New York cyclists laid down. Authorities have attempted to combat the problem […]

Pedestrian Accidents Involving Bicycles Are Underaddressed By The City

Posted: September 4, 2019 | Categories: Bicycle Accidents

New York City is seeing a crisis in bicycle versus motor vehicle accidents, with 19 cyclists killed so far this year. In 2018, there were 10 cyclist deaths in collisions with vehicles. Mayor Bill de Blasio is responding by adding additional biking lanes and allowing bicyclists to move with pedestrians at traffic lights. The city […]

19th Cyclist Death This Year, Driver Charged

Posted: August 26, 2019 | Categories: Bicycle Accidents

The creation of more bike lanes and the availability of Citi Bike has meant that there are more people biking in New York City than ever. While this could account for the increase in bicyclist fatalities over this year, it may not be the only factor. In 2018, there were 10 fatalities total involving bicyclists. […]

Cyclist Strikes Continue To Rise This Year

Posted: August 20, 2019 | Categories: Bicycle Accidents

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has called the recent increase in bicycle accidents a “crisis.” In 2018, there were a total of 10 bicyclists killed by vehicles on New York City streets. So far in 2019, there have been 19 cyclists killed. This prompted a number of protests, including a “die-in” protest where […]

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