Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Saw this on NYBMA

Ticket Blitz in Central Park scheduled for Tuesday 7/11!!

I am hearing that NYPD and Central Park Enforcement Patrol (whoever that is) will be organizing a large-scale ticket blitz in Central Park tomorrow, Tuesday, July 11. I don't know exactly where they will be or what times, but they will be issuing tickets for SPEEDING (they will be using radar guns on cars AND BIKES) and other traffic violations, including BIKES THAT RUN RED LIGHTS!!

The speed limit is 25 mph, so I don't have to worry about that one. But is that the speed limit for the cars as well? If so, maybe we should get out our radar guns and check for selective enforcement.


Blogger Paul Tay said...

Speeding tix for bikes?!! I'd like to git one of those! Perfect for braggin' rights.

7:24 AM  
Blogger galvo said...

speed limit for bikes in central park is 15 mph at all times....

3:24 PM  
Blogger superimportant said...

man, they could make a KILLING if they ever came out during a road race. I'd love to see 'em stop an entire peloton of 80 going 30mph & give 'em all tickets.

5:29 PM  
Blogger galvo said...

the official races have a permit so they can go faster. the 15 mph bikes speed limit was recently brought to you with the help of betsy g the undefeated public advocate. typical car culture ,cars are allowed to go over 25mph without being ticketed but bikes are ticketed for going over 15mph?

11:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

seems like it's not just in central park. I've noticed an increase in bike cops on my morning commute up 6th avenue, and a collegue of mine came in yesterday (7/11) with over $500 in tickets. Watch out!

Anybody know how serious these tix are? (running 2 red lights & earphones in both ears) Can he get them reduced or thrown out?

11:17 AM  
Anonymous LD said...

There was a story this morning on Fox 5 "news" about the crackdown on enforcing the 15mph speed limit -- in Central and Prospect Parks. It's looking pretty official. It will be impossible to train in the parks if they really do this -- I think we can expect some serious traffic on river road if they do.

2:24 PM  

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