It is not uncommon for parked cars or idling taxis to force cyclists to swerve into traffic causing bike lanes to become increasingly dangerous for New York cyclists. Blocked bike lanes are more than an inconvenience; they can produce personal injuries and even fatalities. In NYC there have been 17 cyclist fatalities as of August 2016, already surpassing last year's total. As fatalities climb, it is important for cyclists to know that the law is behind them.
Construction work can be a very dangerous profession. If you or a loved one works in this industry, you may be concerned about what would happen to your family after a serious or fatal accident.