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    Study Details Contributing Factors in NYC Pedestrian and Cyclist Deaths

    By Michael Barasch

    A study pinpoints the 12 most dangerous areas for New York City bicyclists and pedestrians — places where the likelihood of a fatal or injury-causing collision is three times higher than the city average. Detailed traffic accident information gathered over several years by localize.city, a real estate marketplace website, shows not only which neighborhoods pose […]

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  • Auto Accidents

    Vision Zero Failing as More Choose to Use Cars

    By Michael Barasch

    When New York City established Vision Zero Action Plan in 2014, its ambitious goal was to eliminate traffic deaths within the five boroughs by 2024. Some of the numerous measures the city has implemented to protect people who walk, bike and ride on its streets seem to have worked. But five years after the program’s […]

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  • Pedestrian AccidentsCycling Accidents

    New York Senate Passes Bill to Legalize E-Scooters and Motor-Assisted Bikes

    By Michael Barasch

    After years of holding out, New York might be ready to legalize the use of electronic scooters and motor-assisted bikes on streets and sidewalks. State legislators have approved a bill that would give New York City and other municipalities authority to determine if and how these vehicles can operate within their borders. Companies such as […]

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  • Pedestrian Accidents

    Child Pedestrian’s Injury Underscores Dangers of Reckless Bicyclists in New York

    By Michael Barasch

    Just as New York City drivers need to be aware of bicycles, fast-moving cyclists must take care to avoid hitting pedestrians. A recent accident involving a 4-year-old girl has drawn attention to the fact that bicycles, though they don’t have the same speed or weight as motor vehicles, can cause significant injuries if they strike […]

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  • Pedestrian Accidents

    New York City Announces Next Wave of Vision Zero to Make Streets Safer

    By Michael Barasch

    Approximately four years into New York City’s Vision Zero initiative to minimize collisions involving pedestrians and cyclists, Mayor de Blasio announced changes that will revise the program and target areas where accidents are more likely to occur. Based on crash data, new “priority corridors” have been added in all five boroughs. Using detailed accident data […]

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    Brooklyn MTA Bus Strikes Cyclist Who Swerves to Avoid Open Car Door

    By Michael Barasch

    On October 19, the New York Daily News reported the tragic story of a bicyclist in Brooklyn who was seriously injured when he was forced to swerve in front of an MTA bus after the driver of a parked car opened a door in front of him. The incident happened at Broadway and Marcy Avenue […]

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  • Personal Injury

    Bicyclists at Risk in New York City Intersections

    By Michael Barasch

    In both urban and suburban areas, more and more people are hitting the road on their bikes. Whether for a more environmentally friendly way to commute to work or as a healthy form of exercise, bicycling is becoming one of the most popular ways to travel. While this is an excellent way for people to […]

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  • Personal Injury

    Recent Accident Draws Attention to Bike-Pedestrian Collisions

    By Michael Barasch

    A 59-year-old woman is on life support after being hit by a bicycle in Central Park on September 18. According to police reports, the woman was walking in the crosswalk at a light-protected intersection near W. 63rd St. when the accident occurred, and she suffered severe head trauma. The cyclist remained at the scene of […]

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  • Personal Injury

    NYC Spring Bike Safety Tips

    By Michael Barasch

    Spring or fall, New York City is a great place to ride a bicycle. However, despite the Big Apple’s numerous bike-friendly parks and paths, the city streets can be perilous for even the most adept rider. With such a harsh winter behind you, you may be itching to get back onto your bike. But before […]

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  • Personal Injury

    Are Bike Lanes Making New York City Safer?

    By Michael Barasch

    The new bike lanes in New York City have generated controversy. Drivers hate them, and many pedestrians have stories about near-misses with reckless, rude bicyclists. Are the bike lanes a menace, or are they a good step toward improving transportation in this congested city? The city spent $11 million to make 255 miles of bike […]

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