From the NY Post:
Manhattan cyclists, be warned -- obey the rules of the road or else.
The NYPD has declared war on reckless bicyclists, slapping cyclists with summonses for everything from riding on the sidewalk to near-misses with pedestrians to disobeying traffic signals and other rules of the road.
On the Upper East Side, cops issued 360 summonses from July 8 to Aug. 8, or about 11 a day, police said.
During the previous 30-day period, cops slapped cyclists with 240 summonses, or about eight a day. Reckless cyclists are the No. 1 quality-of-life complaint in the area, police said.
"The elderly pedestrians feel like they are taking their lives in their hands, even when they have a green light," said a top police official.
The summonses require a court appearance, and the fines are set at the discretion of the judge -- but they usually begin at about $50 for first offenders.
Citywide, police have issued 15,455 summonses to cyclists so far this year.