City Council Hearing on Bike Safety Legislation

The City Council Transportation Committee will hold a hearing on:

Proposed Int 24-A – A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to bicycles used for commercial purposes (requiring helmets).

Proposed Int 58-A – A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring that businesses that use bicycle operators and delivery services that dispatch bicycle operators post signs at the place of employment detailing proper bicycle safety procedures.


Why Are Electric Bikes Illegal, Anyway?

It’s getting to be a task keeping up with pending City Council bills that deal with electric-assisted bikes. Legislation proposed by Council Members Jessica Lappin and Dan Garodnick would hike fines for riding an e-bike, and two new bills would reportedly shift fines away from delivery workers to their employers and grant enforcement power to […]

How the City Council Can Impose Tougher Penalties on Reckless Drivers

The election of numerous safe streets candidates earlier this month, followed by the exoneration of road-raging cabbie Faysal Himon and the gut-wrenching parade of daily traffic deaths since, create the best opportunity in years to impose meaningful consequences for sober reckless driving. I have been told by numerous lawyers with state legislative experience that only […]

It’s No Accident: Bike-Ped Safety Bill Clears Council

  Though it was buried by another story, the City Council made news this week by passing legislation that will require identification and inspections of dangerous locations for pedestrians and cyclists, and action to correct hazardous conditions. The bill, carried on the strength of an unanimous vote, mandates the city Department of Transportation to annually […]