A Promenade bike ban is best Roosevelt Island. Suggested by a reader, a ban makes sense, creating safer space and opening it up for more uses.
A Queens-Manhattan bike bridge gathered steam last week when former traffic commissioner Sam Schwartz pitched it. But media reports left something out. The Queens Ribbon, if built, makes a mess on Roosevelt Island.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo vetoes eBike bill, raising eyebrows. The bill passed with huge majorities in both houses. But common sense prevailed in the governor’s office, and he told the legislature to try again, keeping safety in mind.
Bicycle riders at risk is a weekly theme in New York City where deaths increased dramatically in the past year. Debates follow. Who’s at fault, reckless drivers or careless riders? But people are dying, and here on Roosevelt Island, enforcement of existing laws is non-existent.
PSD flunks on bikes and does so in spectacularly bad fashion. The Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation’s Public Safety Department takes a hands-off policy toward dangers caused by reckless biking. A 2020 update… Reporting by David Stone Roosevelt Island News It’s 2020, and PSD Still Flunks on Bike Safety […]
Roosevelt Island bike chaos thumbed its nose at PSD‘s announced crackdown on traffic safety violations. High risk, reckless riding continues unchanged, but it now happens right in front of active duty officers.