New York’s top newspaper is reporting that it’s the “only thing” you should wear when you bike in New York City.
Bike wheel and other bike parts are no longer being used in the Big Apple, the Times reported Thursday, citing a spokesperson for Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office.
It’s the only thing you should put on your bicycle to avoid getting hurt or killed.
The spokesperson said that the city’s Department of Transportation, which has the authority to regulate the bike industry, is now looking into how to regulate bike parts and bicycle tires.
It is not known how many bikes are on the streets, but it appears that the number of riders has decreased over the past year.
The Times also said that de Blasio is trying to change the rules on bicycle tires to give bikes more leeway to ride at speeds up to 50 mph (80 kph).
The Times did not say how many bicycles are on street.
In an article on Wednesday, the newspaper quoted a spokesperson from the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene as saying the agency had identified about 10,000 injuries per year in New Yorkers riding their bikes at 50 mph.
The spokesperson also said there are many different types of bicycle tires available, but the city has been working with manufacturers to determine which are the safest for cyclists.
Bikes are being given a more thorough inspection, including an analysis of the tread, the city said in the article.
“It is clear that the bicycle is not a vehicle for public safety, and there is no evidence that bicycle riding poses an injury or risk to other drivers,” the Times said.
It’s not the first time the Times has reported on bike safety.
In July, the paper reported that a cyclist had been killed by a motorist after hitting a stop sign at 59th Street and Fifth Avenue.
The cyclist had gone at a high rate of speed and struck the man head-on, the report said.