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 Friday- Sunday:
- Friday, 9/19
56 summonses issued
- Saturday, 9/20
27 summonses issued
- Sunday, 9/21
20 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
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