Police Have Issued 87 Bicycle Citations Since Enforcement Began in April
Sgt. James Rooney, of the Somerville Police Department, spoke on "Greater Somerville" about the department's efforts to make bikers adhere to traffic laws.
The Somerville Police Department began issuing citations to bicycle-riding traffic scofflaws on April 11, and since that time the department has issued 87 citations to bikers, according to Sgt. James Rooney, who spoke about the issue on "Greater Somerville" Tuesday.
To put that number in perspective, Rooney said in that same time period, the department issued about 1300 traffic citations to motorists.
Rooney joined Hayes Morrison, director of traffic and infrastructure with the city of Somerville, and "Greater Somerville" hosts Joseph Lynch and KyAnn Anderson for a special Bike Month episode of the show.
In addition to talking about the police department's bicycle traffic enforcement efforts, the guests spoke about recent bicycle initiatives in the city, such as new bike corrals in most of the city's squares, and bike safety.