Cyclists Throwing Selves Under Cars in Brooklyn

The Daily News reports that more cyclists are getting hit by cars in Williamsburg and Greenpoint — an increase of 38 percent and 188 percent, respectively, over last year.

While Transportation Alternatives cites dangerous conditions created by the lack of bike lanes, the News draws a different conclusion:

[T]he numbers don’t lie. Stats show that in most incidents, bicycles are to blame.

Out of 29 bicycle accidents in the 94th Precinct during May, June and July this year, the cyclist was found at fault in 17.

Numbers don’t lie? Traffic policing can be awfully subjective, particularly in a precinct that has made its bias perfectly clear as of late.

Discuss.

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