Did I mention that we got a ticket while riding our bicycles on West Side Drive in Manhattan? We ran a stop light on our bikes and got a ticket for $280! When I went to the precinct to pay the fine the clerk said they get LOTS of bike riders paying tickets, so I shouldn't feel too special. Only running a light gets that high of a fine. All the other New York bike tickets, for things like biking on a sidewalk, running a stop sign, etcetera, are around $100 each.
Above: Meg looking repentent.
Blogger A Walk In the Park notes that bikers in Prospect Park have been ticketed 188 times this year, seemingly in response to some bloody crashes with pedestrians. A similar crackdown in Central Park in 2011 included cops writing tickets for things like "speeding bicycles" (over 25 mph).