NY1 Snap Poll: How to Make NYC Safer For Cyclists?

A week after two cyclists were killed in midtown, NY1 wants to know, in its very limited multiple choice format, what needs to be done to make New York City safer for cyclists. Your options are:

  • New & improved bike lanes
  • Traffic enforcement
  • Bike safety education

Cast your vote in NY1’s "Snap Poll" here.

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