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Bicycles make 2020’s Hottest Commodities list

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A column in The Wall Street Journal talks about how bicycling can benefit New Yorkers, especially at the time of a pandemic when most people are either working from home or avoiding mass transit in fear of contracting the virus. According to the column’s author, it is hardly surprising that people are taking to bicycles […]

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Coronavirus Pandemic Leads to Nationwide Bicycle Shortage

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It’s not just flour and toilet paper that are hard to find in these times. You can add another to the list of items in shortage because of the coronavirus pandemic. According to a report in The New York Times, the United States is facing a shortage of bicycles as anxiety over public transportation and […]

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Bicycle Accident Injuries Are Up During the Coronavirus Pandemic

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Streetsblog estimates that bicycle accident injuries were up 43 percent in New York City just in the week between March 9 and March 15 as the city plunged into the coronavirus crisis. The news site analyzed data from the NYPD to determine that there were 80 bicycle accident injuries during this period, an increase of […]

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Spike in New York City Traffic Fatalities Raises Concerns

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At least 221 people were killed in traffic accidents in New York City in 2019, five years after Mayor Bill de Blasio vowed to eliminate all traffic accident deaths. According to a report in The New York Times, traffic accident deaths began to rise last year and have continued the upward trend this year despite […]

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New York City to Add More Protected Bike Lanes Starting This Year

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Bicyclists may be able to ride a little more safely through Midtown Manhattan when the city extends Sixth Avenue’s protected bike lane from Herald Square to Central Park. According to a news report in The Wall Street Journal, the route is part of 10 miles of protected bike lanes that will be added around Manhattan […]

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City Adjusts Traffic Lights to Slow Cars and Curb Bicycle Accidents

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New York City officials have sought to make streets safer by redesigning intersections and building more protected bike lanes that separate bicyclists from other vehicular traffic. According to a report in The New York Times, so far, this year alone, 25 bicyclists have been killed, which is 15 more than in all of 2018. It […]

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Large Truck Accidents Involving Bicyclists Increase in New York City

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A 21-year-old man was struck and killed in a bicycle accident in the Bronx involving a dump truck early morning on Aug. 29. According to news reports, the victim was on the Cross Bronx Expressway when he was hit by a 2013 Peterbilt dump truck that was traveling east in the center lane. Police found […]

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Citi Bike Riders Report Suffering Severe Injuries after Brake Failures

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An article in the New York Daily News describes the injuries sustained by several Citi Bike riders as severe and “grotesque.” Earlier this month, Citi Bike announced that it has pulled from service its entire fleet of 1,000 electric pedal-assist bikes because of a problem with the brakes. The Daily News gave several examples of […]

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Citi Bike Pulls Electric Bikes from New York City Streets Due to Potential Brake Issues

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Citi-Bike is pulling its new pedal-assist bikes operated by Lyft-owned companies in New York City, San Francisco and Washington D.C. over concerns about brake problems. According to a report in The New York Times, these electric bikes have been temporarily removed from city streets because of these safety concerns. The Times gives the example of […]

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Lyft Planning Massive Expansion of Citi Bikes in New York City

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The number of Citi Bikes across all of New York City’s five boroughs is set to triple. Last week, Lyft, which purchased Citi Bikes, announced that it would make the bike system one of the largest in the world by pumping about $100 million into the project. This means doubling the service area and tripling […]

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