Cyclist on the cycle lane – blurred motion
Since 2011, more than 2,250 pedestrians have been hit by bicyclists while walking in New York City. At least seven of those pedestrians were killed. Injuries this year are up 12%, according to the Department of Transportation. There were 127 through June 30 of this year, compared to 113 during the same period last year.
The right of way should always go to pedestrians, according to Marco Conner, from Transportation Alternatives. “Bicyclists as a general rule in New York City are required by law to follow the same traffic laws as motorists,” he said.