This Week: Talk to NYPD About the Central Park Bike Crackdown

Lots of cycling-related events this week, beginning with tonight’s Central Park Precinct meeting and wrapping up with the TA Bike Shop Blitz. It’s not on the calendar, but also today the city is expected to unveil its plans to improve bus service and pedestrian safety on 34th Street.

Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line.

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Tonight: Ask NYPD for a Return to Sanity in Central Park

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Major crimes in Central Park may be up by 50 percent, but that hasn’t stopped significant resources from being spent on the ongoing NYPD crackdown targeting recreational cyclists in the park. Precinct officers are stopping cyclists for a variety of infractions, including spot equipment checks for missing bells and lights, but most notoriously are handing […]

This Week: Midtown Plazas, Central Park, 34th Street

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Two Manhattan community boards have important meetings tonight, with CB 5 discussing a BID-supported redesign of some Midtown pedestrian plazas and CB 7 making a connection between NYPD’s Central Park bike crackdown and plans to allow bikes to cross the park east-west. Later in the week, DOT will hold two public meetings on the 34th Street […]

NYPD’s Selective Approach to Selective Enforcement in Central Park

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NYPD’s official stance on traffic violations committed by cyclists in Central Park is one of zero tolerance. At least that’s the word from Captain Philip Wishnia, commander of the Central Park Precinct, who met with the parks and preservation committee of Community Board 7 this week. The West Side Spirit reports that when committee members […]

This Week: Ask the 19th Precinct About NYPD Street Safety Policy

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Precinct community councils are monthly forums for New Yorkers to meet face-to-face with officers at their local police precinct and discuss their concerns. With police going on a seemingly arbitrary cyclist ticket binge while motorists face scant consequences for killing pedestrians, tonight’s forum at the 19th precinct on the Upper East Side should be an […]

This Week: Prospect Park West, Daylighting, Budget Hearings

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The Community Board 6 showdown over the Prospect Park West bike lane is almost certainly the biggest event of the week, as the incredible attention the safety-enhancing street redesign has received has made it a proxy battle for bike and pedestrian improvements citywide. But there’s plenty more on tap. Tonight: DOT presents its plan to […]