NYC Cyclists Face Safety Crackdown from City Council

To combat unsafe commercial cyclists, measures are taken to enforce safety classes and accountability.

New York City is taking street safety seriously by enforcing new regulations for commercial bike riders. Riders will now be required to attend safety classes and wear new equipment to make them more visible. The measures, passed by the City Council, await approval from the mayor.

Cyclists must now wear reflective vests identifying their employer and an observable identification number, allowing pedestrians to call in complaints.

If businesses fail to comply and provide cyclists with this equipment, they will be subject to fines up to $250 per offense.

The City Council is also working toward deputizing transportation agents, allowing them to write citations in addition to police officers.

According to Councilwoman Jessica Lappin, approximately 72 percent of Upper East Side pedestrians say that they have almost been hit or have been hit by commercial bicyclists.

Download Center

HTML - No Current Item Deck
  • Get the Ultimate Guide to OSHA Recordkeeping

    OSHA’s Form 300A posting deadline is February 1! Are you prepared? To help answer your key recordkeeping questions, IndustrySafe put together this guide with critical compliance information.

  • Steps to Conduct a JSA

    We've put together a comprehensive step-by-step guide to help you perform a job safety analysis (JSA), which includes a pre-built, JSA checklist and template, steps of a JSA, list of potential job hazards, and an overview of hazard control hierarchy.

  • Levels of a Risk Matrix

    Risk matrices come in many different shapes and sizes. Understanding the components of a risk matrix will allow you and your organization to manage risk effectively.

  • Free Safety Management Software Demo

    IndustrySafe Safety Management Software helps organizations to improve safety by providing a comprehensive toolset of software modules to help businesses identify trouble spots; reduce claims, lost days, OSHA fines; and more.

  • Industry Safe
TenCate FR Technology

OH&S Digital Edition

  • OHS Magazine Digital Edition - October 2020

    October 2020

    Featuring:

    • FACILITY SECURITY
      EHS Compliance: Make it Personal
    • FOOT PROTECTION
      Choosing the Right Safety Shoe for Your Industry
    • HAND PROTECTION
      A Requirements Checklists for Work Safety Gloves
    • COVID-19 MANAGEMENT
      Contemporary Issues in HSE Management
    View This Issue