Bike Share and safety
Letter to the editor in the New York Times:
Bike-Share Safety Issues
(“Bike-Share System for New York Is Built With Ideas From Around the World” May 22) left me with many questions about the safety of pedestrians (especially the elderly) in this grand experiment in greening New York.
New Yorkers are often threatened by bikers who obey no lights, speed down hills and ride on sidewalks. We are now unleashing a huge amount of new riders, many with no urban experience, without a clear set of rules.
Who is insuring the bikers if they get into or cause an accident?
What kind of identification is there on a bike so that a pedestrian or driver can find out who is involved if there is a problem?
What is the role of the police in enforcing biker and pedestrian safety?
It would be lovely to live in a city like London, where bikers stop in unison, in their lanes, as lights turn red. Sadly, I don’t foresee that happening here.
Labels: Cycling and Safety