NYPD Starts Draconian Crack-Down on Cyclists Riding Outside Bike Lanes

A day after the bike-critical NY Post reported rampant rule flouting by cyclists on one street, the NYPD took action right in that spot.

New York City is in the midst of a boom in bike riding—and an accompanying ticket blitz for cyclists that break traffic rules. Today it reached new extremes. I witnessed two cyclists ticketed in succession on Lafayette Street in Manhattan for not riding in the bike lane. See below for a close up of one ticket, which reads “not in bike lane” under the description of offense.

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