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It’s Spring! Time for NYPD to Punish People for Riding Bikes

12:09 PM EDT on May 22, 2018

The weather is finally warming up. Flowers are in bloom. Trees are green again. And NYPD is devoting traffic enforcement resources to punishing people for riding bikes.

Twitter is buzzing with reports of bike ticket stings this morning in Midtown and on the Lower East Side -- the Midtown North, 13th, and 7th precincts, specifically.

https://twitter.com/macartney/status/998916316911292416?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

This does nothing to make streets safer, but the NYC version of "Vision Zero" does not differentiate between a person on a 20-pound bike and the operator of a multi-ton tractor-trailer designed for interstate highways -- except truckers are generally free to ignore traffic laws, even when the result is death.

Did you encounter a bike ticket trap this morning? Let us know in the comments.

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