Ticket Tackling, or How the NYPD Pulls Over Cyclists on Canal Street

Posted on: November 20th, 2014 at 10:26 am by
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This photo illustrates the extent to which the NYPD is cracking down on cyclists as part of the Mayor’s “Vision Zero” initiative. A 5th Precinct cruiser was stationed at the mouth of the Manhattan Bridge this past Sunday to ticket as many bikers as possible coming from the span. You know, low-hanging fruit.

Several cyclists fell victim due to traffic violations. However, one red-light-runner in particular faced forceful ticketing when the police officer leaped and dragged the dude from the bike (cyclist didn’t stop when asked). Both hit the pavement and a ticket was later issued. Not sure the amount, yet the smallest traffic fine a cyclist can receive is apparently $50.

The goal of Vision Zero is to increase overall traffic safety across the city and thereby change the current street culture. Or, to quote cityspeak – “The fundamental message of Vision Zero is that death and injury on city streets is not acceptable, and that we will no longer regard serious crashes as inevitable.”

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