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Tickets Up for Cyclists but Down for Some Drivers on UWS, Police Say

(DNAINFO)  Emily Frost | December 9, 2015 — Police have greatly increased the number of tickets written to cyclists so far this year on a large swath of the Upper West Side, while reducing the amount of summonses issued to drivers for failing to yield, NYPD data showed.

Tickets to cyclists in the 24th Precinct — which runs from West 86th to 110th streets between Riverside and Central parks — have increased 80 percent so far in 2015 compared to the same period last year, while citations to drivers for failing to yield to pedestrians dropped 2 percent, according to police data.

Between Jan. 1 and Dec. 6 of this year, police in the precinct issued 873 tickets to cyclists for breaking rules, compared to 484 for the same time last year, police said.

Source: Tickets Up for Cyclists but Down for Some Drivers on UWS, Police Say – Upper West Side – DNAinfo.com New York