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Thread: New York City Cyclists Death Up in 2019

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    Default New York City Cyclists Death Up in 2019

    Much larger population than DC metro area, but numbers are still bad. I've only bike a couple of days here since the move, and mostly on the 1st Ave and 2nd Ave bike lanes in Manhattan. These are left side bike lanes on one way streets. !st Ave is mostly protected with parked cars, 2nd Ave is mostly unprotected. The majority of cyclist/motor vehicle conflicts I've seen are at intersections with left turns across the bike lanes. Many of these intersections have stop lights similar to DC's 15th St bike lane where the cars get a separate left turn arrow, or have a flashing yellow left turn arrow and drivers in general appear to have learned to watch for cyclists before turning left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by consularrider View Post
    Much larger population than DC metro area, but numbers are still bad. I've only bike a couple of days here since the move, and mostly on the 1st Ave and 2nd Ave bike lanes in Manhattan. These are left side bike lanes on one way streets. !st Ave is mostly protected with parked cars, 2nd Ave is mostly unprotected. The majority of cyclist/motor vehicle conflicts I've seen are at intersections with left turns across the bike lanes. Many of these intersections have stop lights similar to DC's 15th St bike lane where the cars get a separate left turn arrow, or have a flashing yellow left turn arrow and drivers in general appear to have learned to watch for cyclists before turning left.

    NYC /= Manhattan (Not saying you don't know that, just pointing out the larger NYC issues). There are plenty of awful stroads with no bike infrastructure in the outer boroughs. I think a lot of the fatals have happened in those places. I know one story we have talked about a lot in my household (the cyclist was the daughter of a prominent Reform Rabbi) happened in East Williamsburg in Brooklyn.
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    In the DC area, people more often than not respect the bike lanes (yes, I know that there are many, many counterexamples, but in general they do). In NY, no one respects the bike lanes.

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