Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Central Park Bike Summonses Explode By 260%

A team of police officers stationed near the crash site in Central Park over the weekend handed out safety pamphlets and urged cyclists to slow down and obey traffic rules.  Officers in the park also issued 103 tickets to cyclists for various violations.  Forty-two of these summonses were issued in the targeted-enforcement area of 60 Street and West Drive to 65 Street and West Drive from Friday - Sunday.  (Photo: Geoffrey Croft/NYC Park Advocates) click on image to enlarge


By Geoffrey Croft

The police have dramatically increased the number of summonses issued to bike riders in Central Park this year, NYC Park Advocates has learned.  

Police issued 608 bike violations in Central Park in 2014 vs. 169 during the same period last year, a 260% increase.

The police crack-down since Jill Tarlov was fatally struck by cyclist Jason Marshall     yielded a total of 103 summonses over three days.

Weekend breakdown of bicycle summons activity for the Central Park Precinct FridaySunday:
  • Friday, 9/19
    summonses issued
  • Saturday9/20
    summonses issued
  • Sunday9/21
    summonses issued
Total of 103
  • 42 summonses were issued in the targeted-enforcement  area of 60 Street and West Drive to 65 Street and West Drive from 9/18/14-9/21/14.
The top categories of the summonses issued:
  • Headphones: 30
  • Failure to yield to pedestrian: 29
  • Red light: 26
Source: NYPD

Read More:

WNBC - September 30, 2014 - By Marc Santia

A Walk In The Park - September  22,  2014

Woman Critically Injured After Getting Struck By Cyclist In Central Park ­
A Walk In The Park - September 19, 2014   

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