Experts urge cyclists to wear helmets, group wants more protected bike lanes
cycling in the city is on the rise, experts are urging riders to buckle up
their helmet before they ride.
Reed Caldwell, of NYU Langone Brooklyn, says helmets add protections around the
skull and brain.
you crash without a helmet and hit your head, there is a chance for very
serious injuries to the bones in your head,” Caldwell says. “As well as
bleeding in your brain.”
group Transportation Alternatives is calling on New York City to add more protected
bike lanes. It says less than 10% of bike lanes are in the Bronx.
Director for Transportation Alternatives Corey Epstein says New York City is
seeing more people riding bikes over the bridge, which makes the need even
people over bridges, more than pre-COVID,” Epstein says. “You’re seeing in
Brooklyn, I think, like a 200% increase in people biking.”
group want to see more lanes with barriers.
who don’t own a bike can rent a Citi Bike, and find one near them by downloading
Neither of the women were hurt, but police are asking anyone with
information to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.