Alex Marshall

New York City Needs Bike Laws Before Bike Lanes

As New York City prepares to unveil its bike-sharing plan, we must ask whether the laws governing the streets, and their enforcement, can keep bikers safe?

In June, 24-year-old Emma Blumstein was bicycling along Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn, in the bike lane, when a flatbed truck turned in front of her. She went under the wheels, and was killed. In May, Mireya Gomez, 50, was bicycling along Roosevelt Avenue in Queens when a car traveling in the same direction struck and killed her. In April, Mike…