New York City vows to help bikers ride safely throughout city

A safer city for bicyclists will be created over the next three years to help reduce the number of bike related accidents.

The New York City Department of transportation says it plans add an additional 200 miles of bike paths in the Bronx to create more space for bikers to ride. It says it will also start a public outreach campaign teaching bikers their rights on the road.

The city reminds bikers along with these improvements, previous bike safety precautions must be followed as well. It said every biker who died in the city was not wearing a helmet.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."