28th Cyclist Death in 2019 Demands Immediate Action from Mayor to Fix His Deadly Streets

Statement of Transportation Alternatives Executive Director Danny Harris:
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“On behalf of Transportation Alternatives, Families for Safe Streets, and all New Yorkers committed to safe streets, we send our deepest condolences to the family of the man who was struck and killed by the driver of a large truck in a hit-and-run shortly after midnight Saturday while biking, near the Willis Avenue Bridge and 125th Street in Harlem.

Northern Manhattan lacks the proven life-saving infrastructure that other parts of Manhattan have received in recent years, including protected bike lanes. 

This tragic death marks the 28th cyclist killed this year on Mayor de Blasio’s streets. Mayor, New Yorkers are dying on your watch and you have the power to save them. You must prioritize the lives of New Yorkers and act with the urgency that this crisis demands by prioritizing the Green Wave safety plan and Streets Master Plan. 

We invite the mayor, elected officials, and all New Yorkers to join us, the United Nations, and cities around the world in commemorating victims of traffic violence at the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims on Sunday, November 17 at 12 noon, at Bowling Green in Manhattan.”