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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 […]

19th Cyclist Killed This Year In NYC

Posted: August 14, 2019 | Categories: Bicycle Accidents

Throughout 2018, New York City had a total of 10 cyclist deaths. That number has already risen to 19 as of August 12th. Mayor Bill de Blasio, who is running for president, finally admitted that there was a crisis back in July. This prompted a plan called Green Wave: A Plan for Cycling in New […]

Pedestrian Killed By Cyclist Who Fled The Scene, A Rare Type Of Accident

Posted: August 13, 2019 | Categories: Bicycle Accidents

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Vision Zero initiative had the admirable goal of reducing the number of pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities on New York streets. The initiative included redesigning intersections, giving pedestrians a head start at intersections and stricter enforcement of traffic laws. Despite these initiatives, the number of cyclist deaths looks to be rising in […]

What Are The Worst Intersections For Cyclists In NYC?

Posted: July 30, 2019 | Categories: Bicycle Accidents

Cyclists in New York City may be putting their lives in danger just by getting out onto city roadways. In 2018, there were a total of 10 cyclist deaths in New York City. So far this year, there have been 17. The wave of deaths has sparked outcry from cyclists and family members of victims […]

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