It seems like every day, you see more rule-breaking bike riders carelessly weaving in and out of traffic, oblivious to the danger they’re putting themselves
Jose Martinez, THE CITY This article was originally publishedon Apr 4 at 8:29pm EDTby THE CITY After long pushing for a 400-mile citywide network of protected multi-use trails, green groups are betting on President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan to help link the disjointed system of so-called greenways and propel New York’s COVID comeback.
RIOC’s half-fast crackdown on abandoned bikes strewn around Roosevelt Island stepped up into action following our report. One area was cleared — after just 2 1/2 years — but another eyesore lives on.
Roosevelt Island promenades reflect the traditional intent: They are there for walking, but times change. Other users, especially bikes, share the space. This raises a lot of issues, from safety to comfort, and we’re offering a poll, asking your opinion.
Illegally parked bikes pose a long term problem for Roosevelt Island, and our first article about it, in 2018, got results. But they weren’t lasting. Hard imagining screwing up such a simple challenge, but RIOC surprises. Again.