Welcome to BRBRbrooklyn! Whether you are pedaling to the shore, the store, your neighbor’s stoop, or back to your own coop, this blog is for you. Bay Ridge Bicycle Routes is an effort raise to awareness within our neighborhood and among civic groups about the activities of bicyclists in Bay Ridge and other nearby communities in southern Brooklyn.

Our neighborhood’s immediate access to the harbor, less congested street traffic, friendly atmosphere, expansive parks and flat terrain (except, of course, for the steep ridge in Bay Ridge!) makes our corner of New York City one of the most fantastic places to ride a bicycle. Whether for transportation, recreation, fun or fitness, cycling is great in Bay Ridge.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Hit & Run with Cyclist

A Fort Greene cyclist was mangled on Friday in a brutal hit-and-run in Williamsburg — and now her friends are on the hunt for the merciless driver who left her for dead.

Serena Rio, 21, was riding near S. Fourth Street and Wythe Avenue at about 2:30 pm when a car slammed into her and fled, leaving her lying on the pavement with broken ribs, a punctured lung and missing teeth. Rio miraculously survived....

In Brooklyn, a handful of cyclists have been killed over the past year — two were killed on one day in April — in a series of hit-and-run collisions.

Meanwhile, cops continue to fine cyclists in a ticketing blitz to enforce bike laws — yet most of the cases of biker deaths in Brooklyn in the last year have been the driver’s fault.

Full story here.

1 comment:

TaltonFiggins said...

It's pretty frustrating. People aren't using as many cars and so the state has to tax them for riding bikes. I was riding down Market in SF and there were 3 cops pulling bikes aside at a stop light and handing out tickets. One guy got a ticket for not having reflectors though he had blinking bike-lights. The bike lane is used to keep people safe but it's like shooting fish in a barrel for cops. It's a hidden tax. I now take a more dangerous street to work without a bike lane.