According to the Post, the NYPD has recently begun handing out more tickets to bike riders on sidewalks. In Gramercy and Chelsea alone, cops delivered 43 summons (tickets are $100) last month to sidewalk cyclists, mostly including restaurant deliverymen. What’s a deliveryman got to do to deliver fried dumplings these days?
Cycling groups are satisfied by the recent trend, justifying the activity as “enlightened enforcement.” As they say, safety first, and there’s nothing safer than forcing you to bike on 6th Ave. during rush hour.
So take heed, NYU cyclists — either stay off the sidewalk or bring your Razor scooter to class. Otherwise, you risk getting brutally assaulted.