A cyclist was killed on 21st Street by MoMA PS1 yesterday afternoon when he was struck by a driver opening the door of his parked car according to Politico. Not much to add other than be very, very careful as most of the city is not a very bike-friendly location – it was the sixth bicyclist killed this year.
//KIDS Basketball Tournament this Sunday, June 3 on 48th Avenue in Hunters Point – sponsored by Gantry Plaza State Park and no cost to enter, girls & boys divisions from grades 1 thru 12. Click here for more info and to register.
//TASTE of LIC is next Tuesday, June 5. For the second year in a row it will be held on the back lot of Kaufman Studios, and the price is a very reasonable $65 when purchased in advance.
Cyclist Killed When Driver Knocks Him Over After Opening Door – right across from the post office in LIC
13th Annual Taste of LIC – next Tuesday
The Shannon Pot to Close (Again) – and then re-appear after developer puts up new building in current location
In LIC, a Slender Building Replaces Parking Lot – but not so slender as it will have 194 units right next to Hunters Point subway station
Brian Howald saysMay 30, 2018 at 9:42 pm
Dooring a cyclist or another driver is a violation of New York State Vehicle Traffic Law §1214. Additionally, violating the right of way of a cyclist or pedestrian in a manner that results in injury or death is a misdemeanor punishable by fine and/or jail time according to city code.
Much of the city isn’t as safe for people who bike and walk as it should be, but the lesson learned from this crash and death is that drivers should be careful when opening their doors, since only the driver who doored the cyclist, and not the victim, broke city law