From the NY Times:
An expanded study of bicycle behavior in Midtown Manhattan has found that “a large number of cyclists routinely disobey many traffic laws.” Thirty-seven percent rode through red lights, while 28.7 percent paused to look — then ran the light. More than 10 percent rode against traffic, and fully two-thirds were riding without a helmet, a requirement for delivery workers and children under 14.
From Commuter Outrage:
Norvell’s first complaint: “They picked probably one of the only areas of the city that is bereft of bike lanes …” According to Norvell, the area under study has about six bike lanes, and below 14th Street there are more than a dozen.
That’s very nice, but what does it have to do with helmet use, running red lights, not using headlights at night, listening to iPods, etc?
Then they did their tired old publicity stunt to show that bikes are faster than cabs and the subway. Did anyone check to make sure the bicyclist rode legally since stats indicate that probably didn't happen?