NYC to motorists: get out of bike lanes

With more bicycles on the streets of New York City, police will be cracking down on motorists who put bicyclists at risk.  If you’re blocking the bike lane, you’re going to be ticketed during the Bicycle Safe Passage initiative.

"We believe in protecting everyone on our streets. This targeted initiative will make sure New Yorkers on bikes have clear bike lanes and safe conditions as more and more people take to the streets," said Mayor Bill de Blasio.

The campaign will be in full effect May 16-20, 2016.

The de Blasio administration says it wants to remind all bicyclists, too, that the rules of the road apply to bicyclists, too.

"This week's "Bicycle Safe Passage" initiative will help protect New Yorkers biking on all our city's streets," said NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton. "

We are focusing on violations that can endanger our city's cyclists, and making sure New Yorkers can safely travel on bike lanes throughout the five boroughs."