On my afternoon commutes, if the wind is too much on the Westside path;
I detour thru the Central Park loop. This would be around 3pm, Mon-Fri. so
about once a week I go thru the park. I see cyclists going thru the red,
myself included; no tickets so far. I think if you slow down and make sure
no one's getting run over, you'll be fine. But when I see roadies blasting
thru the red lite at full speed missing pedestrians by inches; I can see why
the NYPD and the general public gets annoyed.