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17 Aug 2014 06:58 PM EST

-by Vania Andre, Staff Writer; Image: Screenshot of an “Operation Safe Cycle” pamphlet (Image Source: NYPD Press)

Wednesday kicked off the New York City Police Department’s (NYPD) “Operation Safe Cycle” initiative.

The campaign targets cyclists that violate traffic rules, ride against traffic or on the sidewalk and fail to yield to pedestrians.

The two-week safety initiative will run through Aug. 26 and expects to “zero in on violations that create a danger for pedestrians and bicyclists,” the NYPD said in a statement.

“An additional focus will be given to motorists who obstruct bicycle lanes, which creates a hazardous condition for bicyclists,” the statement noted.

Violations for cyclists include:

  • failing to stop at a red light;
  • disobeying a traffic signal or sign;
  • riding the wrong direction against traffic;
  • riding on the sidewalk;
  • failing to yield to pedestrians in the crosswalk.

“The NYPD asks all persons bicycling and driving in the City to make safety a priority,” the statement said. “The NYPD is committed to providing a safe environment for all New Yorkers.”

Currently, some cyclists’ concern is that the NYPD often obstructs bike lanes, which goes against their own initiative.

14 August, 2014
Brooklyn Neighborhood Starts 'Wall of Shame' for Inconsiderate Dog Walkers

-by Samantha Wilson, Assistant Editor; Image: One NYC pooch (Image Source: Augusto Janiski Junior/Wikimedia Commons) For New Yorkers who have a canine companion, one of the largest — and most frustrating, often — components of their care is the fact that the lack of backyards and private properties means every time the poor pooch has to relieve... Read more

12 August, 2014
Times Square Characters Meeting to Discuss Forming Union

-by Samantha Wilson, Assistant Editor; Image: Elmo and Minnie Mouse chatting up some new friends in Times Square (Image Source: russavia/Wikimedia Commons) The costumed characters who inhabit Times Square — surely you’ve encountered a giant Elmo or Iron Man or two on your way to TKTS — are trying to form a union after the New York... Read more

11 August, 2014
Met Opera Extends Lockout Deadline in Musicians' Labor Dispute

Talks between New York's Metropolitan Opera and its musicians and other unionized employees will resume this week after the opera company agreed to extend its deadline for a threatened lockout by another week, federal mediators said on Monday. The contract negotiations, the most contentious at the Met since a previous lockout in 1980, had been suspended... Read more

9 August, 2014
NYC Weekend Events: August 9-10

-by Vania Andre, Staff Writer; Image: Participants in the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival (Image Source: This weekend is all about the arts. Whether it’s in Brooklyn, Queens or Manhattan, there’s something that everyone can enjoy this weekend if you’re looking for more of a cultural affair than the usual beers and netflix... Read more

5 August, 2014
Susan Sarandon's New York Apartment Burglarized

Susan Sarandon might want to change the locks! An intruder broke in to the Thelma & Louise star's Manhattan apartment over the weekend and made off with a camera, laptop and jewelry, E! News can confirm. According to a New York Police Department spokesperson, the intruder broke in to Sarandon's apartment between the hours of 9 p.m. Saturday night... Read more

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