Council Bill to Target Sidewalk Cyclists for Ticketing


    The city’s been running a “Don’t Be a Jerk” campaign for months to try to dissuade cyclists from riding on sidewalks but apparently the soft touch hasn’t been effective enough so officials are preparing to up enforcement in the form of a new band of DOT ticket writers. An article in today’s Daily News frames the problem as largely a commercial delivery issue–after all, people want their take-out food pronto–but any adult sidewalk cyclist will be targeted for ticketing under new legislation working its way through the City Council. “Commercial bicyclists treat it as the Wild Wild West,” said James Vacca, chairman of the Council’s Transportation Committee. “That has to stop.”

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