“Cops Arrest Unlicensed Driver Who Seriously Injured Teen Cyclist On Ocean Parkway” — Streetsblog

Sunday’s crash highlights the mayor’s failure in creating safe, car-free streets for kids to play — it’s inevitable that people will get hurt by speeding drivers on a throughfare like Ocean Parkway with six lanes of traffic and non-sequential lights, said attorney Steve Vaccaro.

“This is the predictable result of the mayor refusing to allow New Yorkers to recreate safely near their homes,” he said. “With so few police reporting to work and traffic enforcement receiving reduced priority, we can only expect more children to be mowed down by unlicensed and other reckless drivers as the Mayor forces children into harm’s way by refusing to create safe neighborhood recreational space as other cities facing the virus pandemic have done.”

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