A man riding his unicycle on the sidewalk in Canarsie must have been a huge torn in the side of the NYPD. 18 year old Isaih Rosemond was using non-polluting transportation to get to his high school, but was thwarted for his efforts by the cops who yelled: “Hey, Don’t you know it’s illegal [...]
With the nice weather out, I’ve been able to do much more of my favorite pastime. No not mutant bike polo, (photo by: knifefight.)
No, I’m just talking about good ol fashion bike riding: Just picture a bicycle under me in this photo.
–I’d love to be writing about great positive things like the [...]
Two more articles about the NYPD’s investigation or lack there of into the death of cyclist Mathieu Lefevre and they way they handle similar traffic deaths.
One from the Village Voice: Council Grills NYPD About Cycling Death By Nick Pinto, February 22nd, 2012.
And the one from the New York Times: City Council looks [...]
This Wednesday (2/16/12) morning was a meeting of the City Council Transportation Committee: NYPD Accident Response & Enforcement.” The hearing was lead by ongoing investigation of slain cyclist Mathieu Lefevre.
Time’s Uplead a bike ride to the event and was on hand for the proceedings.
Times up volunteer Barbara Ross filed this report:
While the NYPD have no problem being thorough about ticketing cyclists for minor traffic violations, such as $270.00 for running a red light, they seem unable to but as much time and energy into investigating a cyclists death, caused by a truck driver breaking similar laws.
This became evident recently when the NYPD was [...]
While a major bike sharing program is coming and the D.O.T. continues to make changes to make the city better for cyclists of all levels, the NYPD are up to there usual tricks of harassment.
Gothamist recently posted an article on cops handing out tickets on the Williamsburg bridge.
Once again the NYPD [...]
I’ve spent a lot of time on my blog trying to help with bike theft by using the social networking power of the Internet and having the NYC bike community be on the look out. Mainly this does little for the actual theft, but more for getting bikes back to their rightful owners.
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 [...]
Here is a letter by lawyers Gideon Oliver, David B. Rankin and Steve Vaccaro on the current worsening situation between the NYPD and NYC cyclists. This is also an excellent timeline of the recent history of legal affairs and the crackdown on the biking community.
NYPDâ€™s Ongoing Bicycle Crackdown by Gideon Orion Oliver, [...]
The law firms of Oliver & Oliver and Rankin & Taylor, citywide defenders of civil liberties and bicyclists rights are now bringing a class action lawsuit against the NYPD. According to Gothamist the crackdown on cyclists by the police is riddled with false charges to the point where the cops aren’t even sure of [...]