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  • Cycling Accidents

    New York City Bicyclist Deaths Rise Sharply Despite Vision Zero

    By Michael Barasch

    A rash of deadly accidents involving bicycle riders in 2019 has cast serious doubt on the effectiveness of New York City’s Vision Zero initiative to improve street safety. Through mid-August, cyclist fatalities are nearly double those from all of last year. This sobering fact prompted Mayor de Blasio to announce the “Green Wave” program on […]

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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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  • Auto AccidentsPersonal Injury

    A New Day — A New Bike System for New York

    By Michael Barasch

    With 320 bike share stations, New Yorkers and tourists are taking a step off the curb with the new Bike Share program. Riders can access most parts of New York with this self-service, low cost program designed to provide access, exercise and an additional transportation option. But is it safe? Although the first week of […]

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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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