Posted by: Kerri | Monday, December 5, 2011 at 8:30AM
Are cops cracking the eff down on Prospect Park cyclists in the wake of recent collisions with pedestrians? First "anti-speeding barrels" were set up to slow the bikers down. And now it looks like they're handing out tickets. FiPS reader Vicki emailed us with this tip over the weekend:
Ok, why is no one writing about the MASSIVE ticket blitz that went down yesterday [Saturday] in Prospect Park? I saw 9 bikers get tickets within 10 minutes for whizzing past the red light near the lake. I've never seen so many police and parks department crews in the park ever and they were stationed at every red light giving out tickets. They must've made THOUSANDS in fines yesterday. Little crowds were forming just to watch the bikers one by one get pulled over and considering no biker in the history of man has ever been given tickets for running a red in Prospect Park before you can imagine how stunned they all were.
Anyone else see this go down?