Incredible SFPD Training Video: “Bikes Belong in Traffic”

This training video was a collaboration between the San Francisco Police Department and the SF Bicycle Coalition. The video is intended to increase police officers’ awareness of cyclists’ rights and responsibilities, and it is really effective. Here in New York, cyclists who complain of motorist intimidation and assault are often brushed off by the police. Perhaps the NYPD needs an instructional video like this one to help them understand the laws that relate to bicycling.

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Chicago Police Say It Loud: Bikes Belong

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Traffic Enforcement for Bicyclist Safety from Chicago Bicycle Program on Vimeo. This amazing video, via Chicago Bicycle Advocate, was produced for the Chicago Police Department to educate drivers, cyclists and officers on traffic laws pertaining to bikes. Considering the consistent disregard and hostility projected by New York’s Finest, that such videos exist (San Francisco has […]