Police in Brooklyn have been told to be more active in stopping and ticketing cyclists who violate traffic laws. Areas targeted for special emphasis include Brooklyn Heights and other brownstone neighborhoods, as well as hipster havens like Williamsburg.
New York Post: Brooklyn bikers, beware!
Officers throughout the borough are under orders to target rogue cyclists flouting city traffic laws — particularly those riding on sidewalks, running red lights and zipping down streets the wrong way, police sources said.
The Post quotes a “police source” as saying this is to be a continuing effort, “not a ‘crackdown’ with quotas.” Caroline Samponaro of Transportation Alternatives, a cyclist advocacy organization, said the organization “welcomes” enforcement of traffic rules for bikers, but hopes cops will still focus on slowing down speeding autos.
Addendum: Maybe the cops should deputize this guy.