Delivery Cyclists Have One of the Most Dangerous Jobs, But No One Is Protecting Them

Working cyclist Robyn Hightman was killed by a truck driver in Manhattan on June 24.

Working cyclists have one of the most dangerous jobs in the country, and they are dying at rapid rates on New York City streets — and New York's Finest are focused on victim-blaming and ticketing bikers.

Twenty-year-old Robyn Hightman, who was killed by a truck driver Monday in Manhattan, is now at least the fifth delivery cyclist to die because of the actions of a motorist while on the job in the past six months. And injuries are running rampent.

A whopping 62 percent of working cyclists said they had been hit, according to Biking Public Project’s 2017 survey.

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