City Council set to allow cyclists to follow pedestrian signals

Andrew Weber
July 23, 2019 - 10:17 am

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – The City Council is set to vote Tuesday on a proposal to make legal what so many cyclists already do – follow pedestrian walk signals rather than traffic lights.

Riders say it will keep them safer in traffic.

Critics say it could create chaos.

Councilman Carlos Menchaca says a year-long study revealed evidence that fewer riders get hurt when cyclists follow the pedestrian signals.

A spokesperson for Mayor Bill De Blasio said he supports the bill.

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