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New York City Bicyclist and Pedestrian Accidents

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A recent New York Post article detailed an issue that has been plaguing New York City in recent years: accidents involving bicyclists and pedestrians.  Since 2011, New York City bicyclists have injured more than 2,250 pedestrians.  The injuries include at least seven that have died from the injuries they sustained.  Although the New York Vision Zero initiative has made strides to try and curb these accidents, the amount of pedestrian accidents involving bicyclists have increased thi

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Winter Cycling

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Today, many people enjoy bicycling as a hobby, form of exercise, or use cycling as a method of transportation. However, as the weather begins to change, it is important to make sure that you are prepared for freezing temperatures and icy road conditions. One of the biggest concerns for winter cyclists is the lack of visibility due to rain, sleet, or snow, which may result in a deadly collision with an automobile driver. To help avoid a bike accident or serious injury, it is important to be equipped with the proper protective gear such as goggles, gloves, and warm clothing.

 

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Bill Passed to Make New York City Streets Safer for Bikers and Pedestrians

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Beginning December 27, 2016 the streets of New York City will be safer for individuals walking and biking. The new local law labeled Intro 997-A protects pedestrians who enter a crosswalk during the flashing “Pedestrian Change Interval” to have the right of way. Currently, Section 4-03 of the Rules of the City of New York states that no pedestrian should enter or cross the roadway during the time the change interval is flashing.

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