There are many more people who are driving bikes in New York City than ever before. The city is becoming more and more populated by the day and as a result, there is less space than ever for cars. While some people still opt to have cars, there are others who simply cannot see the purpose of having a car in the city. Now, the actual city is taking steps to make sure that cyclists are safe.
- Although streets in New York are safer today, it is yet to reach its goal of zero fatalities from car collisions.
- Some challenges to bikers are that cars and trucks routinely block bike lanes and protected bike lanes are sometimes opposed.
- The DOT has released a new publication that outlines its vision of making the roads safer for bikers.
“89 percent of bike collisions happen at intersections. DOT’s new street-design guidelines aim to slash that statistic and save lives.”