As most cyclists unfortunately know, at the beginning of October, the NYPD clipped two dozen bikes at the Bedford Avenue L subway station in Williamsburg. Was your bike taken by the City there or from somewhere else around NYC?

If you think that the NYPD or another City agency took your bike, contact T.A. We are investigating legal action to stop the City from taking legally parked bikes,  bike@transalt.org.

T.A. has received dozens of e-mails and phone calls from cyclists who got caught in the recent bike ticket blitz.

If you’ve been harassed or unjustly ticketed by the NYPD, contact us as well,  bike@transalt.org.

The City of New York should be encouraging bike riding, not discouraging it. The City should make streets safe for biking and adopt the NYC Bike Safety Action Plan (www.transalt.org/e-bulletin/2005/Aug/0802.html#safe), and the NYPD should crack down on drivers who endanger bikers and walkers. The City should also provide more bike racks and guarantee indoor bike parking, not take people’s bikes.

Ride safe,
Noah Budnick
Projects Director
Tranportation Alternatives
www.transalt.org