Winter 1999-2000, p.3

Safe Bridge Paths For Cyclists and Pedestrians

Come winter, the poor lighting, and lack of police patrols and emergency phones on the East River and Harlem River bridges becomes a concern for thousands of cyclists and pedestrians. T.A. is asking the police department to do three things to make paths safer and more congenial to non-motorized users:

  • Perform quarterly safety audits: including assessing lighting and phones, as well as posting patrols and crime reports.
  • Ensure that the Department of Transportation installs and maintain lights and emergency phones.
  • Conduct frequent and visible police patrols.

The bridges are a lifeline for city cyclists. Help make them safer - send in the enclosed postcard today.

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