Bike Safety

Our Town reported on the 2016 results from the Bike Safety Program. The results include a nine-fold increase in enforcement year-to-date with 1,865 summonses issued to bicycles, last year 200 summonses issued by the 19th precinct.

This Bike Safety Program is run in partnership with Council Member Garodnick, the NYPD, Department of Transportation, Bike New York, Citi Bike, and Transportation Alternatives.  The NYPD presented new statistics from the summer 2016 initiatives and recent expansion of the program, including:

Since the summer of 2015, the bike safety program has succeeded in its goal of helping pedestrians and cyclists safely enjoy city streets, as covered by CBS, NBC, Our Town and amNY. Following last year’s Bike Safety program in August, the NYPD’s 19th Precinct reported a year-to-date 15% decrease in bike and pedestrian collisions.

The bike safety program includes:

An analysis of NYPD Motor Vehicle Collision data from July 2012 to September 2016 for zip codes covering the East Side from 26th Street to 96th Street (10016, 10017, 10021, 10022, 10028, 10065, 10075, 10128) found: