Recent Posts in Bike Accidents

  • 9-Dec-2011

    Number of Bicyclists Keeps Climbing, City Says

    The Bloomberg administration has aggressively expanded New York City's bicycle infrastructure, creating hundreds of miles of bicycle lanes and encouraging residents to try out the cleaner, often speedier mode of transport. On Thursday, the city ...
  • 1-Dec-2011

    Brooklyn woman suing City after serious collision with cyclist

    countersued for his own injuries, alleging that the woman improperly crossed into the bike lane Tuesday, November 22, 2011 A Windsor Terrace woman is suing New York City for $3 million after nearly dying in a pedestrian-v-bicycle accident that ...
  • 30-Nov-2011

    Traffic Warnings, NY's new fun signs

    By MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM James Estrin/The New York TimesSafety-warning poems / sprouting from city sign poles / look for one near you. Look! It's a street sign with a haiku underneath. They are new, Tuesday. The city says they are an eye-catching ...
  • 21-Nov-2011

    Electric Bikes caught in Limbo

    What happens to a bicycle when it gains an electric motor? Is it still a bicycle? Is it a scooter? Or is a different beast entirely, a patched-together monstrosity with no place on the road? The legal answer to these questions depends on where the ...
  • 21-Nov-2011

    Prospect Park to set speed limitations for Bikes

    Charles Astor, 4, amid the new traffic barrels set up in Prospect Park. Collisions have left two pedestrians badly injured. By J. DAVID GOODMAN On a stretch of Prospect Park 's main drive, bright orange traffic barrels are the most visible symbols of ...
  • 16-Nov-2011

    Doored while riding a bike?

    Ever been doored? It is actually illegal By Andreas on 15/11/2011 in Safe cycling in London I was once witness to a car dooring. My friend was pedalling past stationary traffic less than a metre ahead of me, when suddenly a passenger opened their ...
  • 16-Nov-2011

    Bike Rooms for two wheeled comuters

    A Room of Their Own for 2-Wheeled Commuters Dave Sanders for The New York Times Jordan Mokriski in the bike storage room of the Starrett-Lehigh Building, where he works. The room holds about 150 bicycles. By TOM ACITELLI Published: November 15, 2011 ...
  • 14-Nov-2011

    Pedestrian and Bikes- Pedestrian loses the right of way

    The Pedestrian Loses the Way By CHRISTOPHER GRAY Published: November 10, 2011 IN the future, perhaps our time will be known as the first decade of the Bicycle Wars, with righteous armies fighting over traffic lanes, bike paths and sidewalks, indeed ...
  • 8-Nov-2011

    Life in the Slow Lane- Enjoying NY's bike lanes

    Pleasures of Life in the Slow Lane By MICHAEL KIMMELMAN Published: November 7, 2011 New Yorkers should love bicycling. We're control freaks. We want to get from here to there in a New York minute and moan about the subways and the buses, about ...
  • 28-Oct-2011

    The Surprising Psychology of Driver Interaction With Cyclists

    The Surprising Psychology of Driver Interaction With Cyclists by Angie Schmitt on October 26, 2011 Pop quiz. Do you wear a helmet when you ride? Spandex or normal clothes? Are you female or male? Wearing a helmet may buy you extra protection from ...
  • 19-Oct-2011

    New York Bike Law Could Mean Mandatory Licenses and Insurance For the Whole State

    By Joe Coscarelli Mon., Feb. 28 2011 at 2:34 PM ‚Äč This afternoon, Gothamist points us to a proposal by assemblyman Michael DenDekker, a Democrat from Queens, which would require by law that every bicycle -- not just in New York City, but in New York ...
  • 11-Oct-2011

    Delivery Worker Killed by Drunk Driver in Brooklyn

    The driver's neighbor writes us in his defense.] A delivery worker, described by police as a 41-year-old Asian man, was killed last night in Greenpoint when a driver in a Buick struck him from behind as he waited at a stop sign. The accident occurred ...
  • 11-Oct-2011

    The time is now for bike advocates

    It's a great time to be a bike advocate-so go ahead and party like it's 1899. By Bob Mionske Fifty years ago, there was no national bicycling advocacy organization. This hadn't always been the case. Our nation's first paved roads were developed ...
  • 5-Oct-2011

    Critical Mass Rides ends with Horrible accident

    A critical Mass goes horribly wrong with multiple people injured in bike accident. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDrX-kvppiE&feature=player_detailpage
  • 5-Oct-2011

    Bike lanes grow as Bike Share Program gets ready to lauch

    NEW YORK - Bicycle lanes, cycling lessons for adults, and soon 10,000 bikes in a sharing program : New York is pedaling hard to join the world's growing love affair with the bicycle. The number of New Yorkers taking the two-wheeled option to commute ...
  • 4-Oct-2011

    New Ban proposed on texting and biking

    Just when we thought we heard all there is to hear about the dangers involved in texting and driving, now we need to warn rider about texting and biking. It may take superb balance to pull off, but texting bicyclists in chicago could soon face fines ...
  • 29-Sep-2011

    Fixed Gear Bikes Head OverSeas

    Fixed gear bikes that have become popular in New York neighborhoods and fashion forward accessory in Brooklyn, LIC and as far west as San Fransisco are now heading overseas and are being found in Paris, Tokyo and London. The New York Times reports ...
  • 28-Sep-2011

    Will the new NYC Bike Share Program be dangerous???

    In effort to make New York City more "biker friendly", Mayor Bloomberg has ordered 10,000 bicycles to be distributed among 600 bike racks throughout Manhattan and some areas of Brooklyn by next summer. The bikes will be part of a share plan that ...
  • 28-Sep-2011

    Cyclists see increase in accidents

    A rise of 26 per cent in the number of accidents involving cyclists in the UK has prompted an outcry for greater awareness of the dangers of cycling amongst all road users. The Department for Transport's recently published Reported Road Casualties ...
  • 28-Sep-2011

    Bicyclist dies after Escondido accident

    ESCONDIDO - A 79-year-old Escondido man died Tuesday night following a bicycle accident, police said. Officers responded about 7:30 p.m. to Mission Avenue, east of Gamble Street, to a report of an injured bicyclist, Escondido police Lt. Tom Albergo ...
  • 25-Sep-2011

    Cycling is becoming more dangerous, professional cycling seeing more injuries and fatalities

    By IAN AUSTEN Published: September 24, 2011 MONTREAL - When the Belgian cyclist Wouter Weylandt was killed in a crash during the Giro d'Italia in May, the commemoration began immediately. Each rider wore a black ribbon, and Weylandt's ...
  • 25-Sep-2011

    Riding Faster and pushing to the limit in Bike Races

    The New York times recently published an article on the deception produced in competitve races, including bike races that compel competitiors to ride faster. Tom Boland/The Canadian Press, via Associated Press By GINA KOLATA The trained bicyclists ...
  • 23-Sep-2011

    Cops Shrug Off Witnesses to Fatal Vespa/SUV Crash

    Cops Shrug Off Witnesses to Fatal Vespa/SUV Crash Aileen McKay-Dalton Despite three witnesses who say that the driver of an SUV blew through a red light and killed a Vespa-driving Fort Greene mother of three, the NYPD decided that there was no ...
  • 21-Sep-2011

    Bicycle Visionary

    SOMETHING lovely and all too rare happened to Janette Sadik-Khan, New York City's frequently demonized transportation commissioner, as she and I rode our bikes down Park Avenue South one morning last month: Sadik-Khan got unsolicited, unfettered ...
  • 21-Sep-2011

    1,000 New Yorkers treated in hospital every year after being hit by bikes says study

    A new study claims that around 1,000 pedestrians in New York State are treated in hospital each year following collisions with cyclists, more than half of the incidents taking place in New York City itself. The research was commissioned from two ...

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