Update 5: Kevin Scott shot the flashing yellow bill proposal announcement. Thanks, Kevin.
Update 4: Niko sent over a compilation of links
Reference to Central Park 25 mph Speed Limit is here:
Gail Brewer’s email for thank you emails:
New York Times coverage:
Wall Street Journal coverage:
Village Voice coverage:
Update 3: From Greg Olsen, who called Councilperson Gale Brewer to find out what brought about this morning’s speed trap:
Councilperson Brewer just called me back. She Just got off the phone with Douglas Blonsky, head of CPC who spoke with Captain Wishnia earlier.
According to Councilperson Brewer, Captain Wishnia stated to Mr. Blonsky that there will be no more ticketing in CP for speeding due to the fact that the speed limit for bicycles is indeed 25mph.
She asked me to please keep her posted.
I think it is probably best to not be too boastful about this “win” as a community as we are still under attack for ticketing in the parks, just not for speeding.
Update 2: As per Dave Jordan: cyclists of NYC. please attend a press conference to introduce new legislation protecting cyclists rights to ride in CP! 1pm at City Hall tomorrow, Wednesday, 3/23. http://www.nycc.org/message-board/city-hall-rally-introduction-rodriguezgentile-bill-wednesday-march-23-1-pm/50471
Update 1: Here’s the 15mph rule. Can you find it? Can you find it from a moving bike? By the way, that’s the road in the background, on the other side of the sign.
Original Post: I pulled this stuff from crca.net and Facebook without permission assuming Dave Chomowicz and Mike Margarite would be ok with it. Apologies in advance if it’s not ok with them, just wanted to get the word out quickly.
Mike’s post on Facebook:
Central Park velocipedalists, the next giant middle finger extended in your direction comes in the form of a 15mph speed limit. 28 in a 15 = 195 bucks, plus an additional 80 dollars in Just Because fees. It might be legal for me to ride for a few seconds on Harlem Hill, depending on the ride…
I asked where it was posted, and the cop (who was kind of apologetic) said that that was my argument, if I wanted to take it to court (which, obviously, loving municipal buildings as I do…).
1. no speed trap in the exact same location as this morning
2. vehicles ran red lights one in six light changes. this pic shows a cab running a red
3. cars often in the rec lane. here is a solo driver ( non HOV) in the rec lane with a cop approximately 75 yards back
i will also add that many (i did not count them) vehicles were non HOV compliant and only had one driver