WNYC did some crowdsourcing to gather information about cyclists receiving tickets. They’ve created a map based on reports sent in by those ticketed.
Reporter Alex Goldmark recently posted results of the NYPD’s landmark ticket blitz and the information gathered.
WNYC News Blog:
Map | Tracking Bike Ticketing in the Five Boroughs
By Alex Goldmark : Senior Producer
Friday, May 27, 2011
The crackdown on cyclists who break NYC traffic law is widespread around the city and not targeted at any one neighborhood or offense, according to results from our crowdsourcing project.
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The results are in from our crowdsourcing project to map the uptick in tickets to cyclists who break traffic laws. Poke around on the map above for details about each ticket submitted by readers and listeners. (Add your ticket)
The most common violation was running red lights, which carries a fine of up to a $270, just as it would in a car if issued by a police officer. (Drivers caught by a red light camera pay a $50 fine.) Riding on the sidewalk was also frequently cited, earning cyclists in our survey $25 and $50 fees, sometimes more depending on the danger it caused.
Mapping the Tickets
WNYC has requested data from the NYPD on the number and locations of cycle summonses several times, starting in March. With no response from NYPD, we asked our readers and listeners to help us map the scope of the crackdown, as laid out in the map above.
Find the complete story here.