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Is It Safe to Bike in NYC?


After three cyclists died in traffic accidents in the space of a week, Marco Conner, co-deputy director at Transportation Alternatives, argues cyclists deserve more protection from the city and the NYPD.After three cyclists died in traffic accidents in the space of a week, Marco Conner, interim co-executive director of @TransAlt, argues cyclists deserve more protection from the city and the NYPD. https://t.co/JE6GnVgu5phttps://t.co/Xp6AlBC8v5 — Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) July 8, 2019"The sad reality is that often New Yorkers have to die for our streets to be made safer. There are certainly more people biking in New York City but that’s the reason why we need more protected bike lanes throughout the city," says Marco Conner, of @TransAlt. — Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) July 8, 2019"The behavior of cyclists, car drivers, truck drivers, pedestrians, in terms of not abiding by certain laws is about the same, but the responsibility you have wielding a multi ton car or truck is very different from walking or from riding a bike," says Marco Conner, of @TransAlt. — Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) July 8, 2019


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 08 July 2019  25m