In NYC, Cycling Deaths Increase But Gears Turn Slowly On Safety Measures

Eight people have been killed in New York while riding their bikes since June, bringing the total number of deaths so far this year to 19. Above a memorial to one of the cyclists killed, Robyn Hightman.

A recent surge in cyclist deaths in NYC has called into question whether cities are taking the necessary steps to keep cyclists safe. Cities are adapting but cyclists say not quickly enough.

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