DE BLASIO’S NYC: New York City Considering ‘License Requirements’ for Bicyclists

Originally published at: DE BLASIO’S NYC: New York City Considering ‘License Requirements’ for Bicyclists | Sean Hannity

Big Apple Mayor Bill de Blasio confirmed this week his administration is considering a “license requirement” for those hoping to navigate New York City with a bicycle; adding new regulations may also demand the use of helmets and other safety features.

“We have to think about what’s going to be safe for people first, but also what’s going to work,” the mayor said. “Is it something we could actually enforce effectively? Would it discourage people from riding bikes? I care first and foremost about safety.”

“We are going to keep expanding enforcement on bicycles as well, because we still have a lot of bike riders who have to remember they have to follow the rules,” he added.

De Blasio says bicycles should be licensed, promises to sic cops on cyclists

He's even considering forcing Citi Bikers to wear helmets.

“Is it something we could actually enforce effectively?" He cares more about safety than ridership.

— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) September 4, 2019

De Blasio’s shift to local politics comes hours after the NY Post published a scathing exposé revealing the mayor spent just seven hours at City Hall the month he launched his presidential campaign.

“Mayor Bill de Blasio spent a mere seven hours — less than one full workday — at City Hall during the month he launched his bid for the White House, records reviewed by The Post show,” reports the New York Post. “Hizzoner showed up at his office on just six occasions in May, taking part in two meetings, four events and five phone calls, one of which was his weekly appearance on WNYC radio.”

“The 11 appointments amounted to a meager one-fifth of the 50 meetings, calls and other events at City Hall on de Blasio’s calendar for May 2018. He had a total 152 city events scheduled for the month,” adds the Post.

“If he’s trying to show New Yorkers that he’s over doing the job, he’s doing a good job of it,” said a former staffer.

Read the full report at the New York Daily News.