New York City Sees 25% Drop in Tickets to Bicyclists

December 23, 2014

New York City bicyclists are getting fewer tickets. The drop comes as biking safety is in a spotlight.

The New York Post reported Monday that about 32,500 tickets have been issued to cyclists from Jan. 1 through Nov. 30. That’s about 25 percent fewer than during the same period last passing bicyclist

The tickets can reflect offenses ranging from going the wrong way to going through red lights.

Two bike crashes killed pedestrians in Central Park this year and prompted the city to lower the cycling speed limit there from 25 to 20 mph.

The city also is looking at redesigns that could help make crosswalks safer for park-goers.

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