The bikes are illegal, but are prevalent on city streets. Restaurant visits by the Department of Transportation and a bill to increase fines may cut down on their use.
From transit experts to New Yorkers seeking traffic safety, MetroFocus looks at new proposals and the large-scale projects that will improve overburdened transit systems.
In the near future, subway riders exiting a station may be able to use their fare cards to use bikes at docking stations.
Construction on the Alexander Hamilton Bridge will cause delays on the George Washington Bridge.
If the proposed fare increase is approved, six cents per ride will be deposited into a healthcare fund for drivers. According to the New York Taxi Workers Alliance, 50 percent of yellow cab drivers have no health insurance.
The MTA spent almost $500 million last year on paratransit services for New Yorkers with disabilities. Plans to divert riders to public transportation or taxis are being questioned by disability advocates.