Sunday, September 21, 2014

Transportation Alternatives, pro-bike group, condemns 'reckless behavior' of cyclist accused of hitting woman in Central Park

The city's leading pro-bike group has released a statement after Jill Tarlov, 59, was struck by a bicyclist in Central Park on Thursday.Pro-bike group condemns 'reckless behavior' of cyclist accused of hitting woman in Central Park - NY Daily News
John Marshall, 31, was riding in a Central Park bike lane when he swerved to avoid a group of pedestrians and wound up striking Tarlov, police said.(Excerpt)
Tarlov, of Fairfield, Conn., is the wife of CBS executive Michael Wittman.The city’s leading pro-bicycling group, Transportation Alternatives, came out against the “reckless behavior” Jason Marshall has been accused of in striking Jill Tarlov of Connecticut.

“As the most vulnerable users of our streets, pedestrians must be safe from reckless cycling, just as they need to be protected from reckless driving,” the group’s executive director, Paul Steely White, said in a statement. “This is particularly true in our parks.”