NEW YORK (FOX 5 NEWS) - Officials announced that bike ridership is now at record levels in New York City. The Citi Bike program and bike lanes have helped make bicycling more popular and safer.
"There's safety in numbers," Paul Steely White of Transportation Alternatives says.
Although cycling is now safer for cyclists, some say the same can't be said for pedestrians.
Monique told Fox 5 that a bike rider slammed into her as she walked along an Upper East Side sidewalk with her 6-year-old son. She suffered fractures to her coccyx (tailbone) and an elbow.
"I was cautious before but now I'm extra cautious," she says.
As we stood on that same corner, we saw several cyclists ignore traffic signals, go the wrong way in the bike lane, and ignore the bike lane altogether.
So far in 2017, the NYPD has issued about 16,500 tickets to cyclists compared to about 12,500 tickets in the same period last year.