One of Rabinowitz’s loudest complaints is that the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission plasters up warning signs inside the city cabs instructing rides to be careful not to car open doors into motor vehicle or bicyclist traffic, NYC has not done anything similar for bicyclists.
“Where is the parallel warnings to people saying, ‘if you are a cyclist, you are required to, the rules of the road are yours, you are required to not to go onto the sidewalk. None of this takes place.”
Her claim has helped people focus on how the Citi Bike program has taken great strides to do just that. Whether it be in the Riding Tips section of the Citi Bike website, on the face of each kiosk in bold lettering, or on the back of every receipt issued to daily and weekly riders, Citi Bike takes safety seriously and at every turn makes sure riders know how to be a responsible and safe bicyclist.
Thanks to Rabinowitz’s cyclophobic rants, people around the nation now know about New York City’s efforts to help reduce traffic, help the environment and along the way improve the health of its citizens and visitors alike. Maybe for her next feat, she can help Manhattan’s red-tail hawk by whacking a few of their nests off of the picturesque buildings they are snuggled in.