New York Times Under-Reports Cyclist Fatalities

The New York Times printed an error in the news brief reporting the death of Darren Lewis, the 20-year-old bike messenger killed by a truck in Midtown on Thursday. The Times reported that twelve cyclists were killed in New York City last year. According to the NYPD, 24 cyclists were killed on the city’s streets in 2005, twice as many as the Times claims.

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Good News: New York City Cyclists Have All But Achieved Vision Zero

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Yesterday the 104th Precinct, in Queens, tweeted a photo of officers giving a ticket to a cyclist. The precinct deleted the tweet when it triggered blowback from street safety advocates, but you can see it at the end of this post. “Bicyclists are no exception to Vision Zero,” it read. “Ride safe!” If NYPD’s goal is encouraging cyclists […]

Cyclist Injuries Continue to Fall, Even as More New Yorkers Ride

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Cyclist injuries and fatalities continue to drop in New York City while riding increases dramatically. Source: Transportation Alternatives New York City’s streets are safer than ever for cyclists, according to new information gathered by Transportation Alternatives. Injury and fatality data from the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles show a continued decline in the number of […]