An officer admitted that they set up traps for cyclists. That would be great in Manhattan, but cycli
An officer admitted that they set up traps for cyclists. That would be great in Manhattan, but cyclists here in Queens tend to be very low-income people and delivery people who cannot afford cars. $190 for a cycling ticket is two days of work for some of them. This is unjust, particularly in the current environment of fear, where immigrants are afraid to contest tickets. As I was watching officers write tickets, cyclists were wobbling around cars parked in the bike lane. If the police want to make it safer for cyclists, they should a a minimum apply the law equally to all law breakers. In the ideal, they should not intimidate low income community members who are less likely to complain to elected leaders.