Saturday 20 March 2010

Brooklyn cops crackdown on cyclists

“I have witnessed on two sting operations set up at Tillary and Adams,” said Park Slope resident Paul White, a personal injury lawyer and cyclist. “They were ticketing slews of people who were riding [outside the bike lane] on Adams.”

The situation is made worse because the painted bike lanes on Adams Street and the parallel bridge approach route on Jay Street are often so jam-packed with double-parked cars that cyclists are forced to swerve into the roadway — and into the crosshairs of keen-eyed cops.