Thursday, October 21, 2010
CBS News Reports :NYC To Start Recording Accidents Between Bikes, Pedestrians
The Department of Transportation can't fudge the numbers any longer thanks to the hard work of Nancy Gruskin and Jack Brown . For possibly decades now the Dept. of Transportation has relied on faulty data when reporting on the the number of accidents between bicycles and pedestrians in NYC. It's no wonder then that bike lane and cycling advocacy groups used this faulty data, without bothering to check its legitimacy, to further their agenda regardless of impacts to small business and resident opposition. It's dangerous when our City government relies on dubious data, it's even more dangerous when non-profit groups use that data to install permanent changes to our City streets.
Now that actual recording of bicycle on pedestrian accidents will be kept, at least while the pressure is on, seniors, children and the disabled community can begin to see hope in reclaiming their sidewalks, crosswalks and streets from ill-informed transient zealots.