I am an avid cyclist on the NCT which runs through westchester and putnam counties in ny. This past weekend, I experienced frustrating and dangerous situations with drivers. I am sick and tired of certain crosswalks that are dangerous for Pedestrians and Cyclists to venture across. Some of these are around a corner, up a hill, or coming down a hill, which makes a driver in a car hard to see and hard to stop. Drivers are sometimes going at speeds in excess of 40mph. Many of these crosswalks have no street signs. This is a problem, bc if an accident were to occur, a person would not be able to give their location.
Cars do not stop for Pedestrians and Cyclists waiting to cross at the crosswalk. Is this not a law? To yield to pedestrians in the crosswalks?
This weekend, I had a driver stop for me and then as I was crossing (walking with my bike) he gunned the car at me and I had to run for my life. In the past, I had cars stop for me and then when cars would not stop going the other way, they would decide not to wait any further and drive off. I also have had cars stop and cars behind them beep and yell at them for stopping. This is discouraging and disturbing to see. I believe more signs about the crosswalks need to be put up to remind cyclists about the trailway crossing and the fact that it is a law to stop for us in the crosswalk. Where are the police??? They would have a field day with ticketing cars for not yielding and following the LAW.
If you can help me find out the street names for the dangerous road ways that would be appreciated. I am planning to drive along the trail crossings to document the dangerous roads. When I am biking, street signs are not visible which makes this frustrating. Any other people feel the same about the Trailway? Any other stories that I can share with Westchester.gov?