Well, this is a first: On Tuesday, New York City-dwelling cyclists who were ticketed for speeding in Central Park got their tickets retracted and personal apology visits from the police. But the police were only apologizing because of a trivial breach of protocol, when in fact the tickets were apparently unfair from start to finish. The New York Times profiles one cyclist who received an apology. He was going 25 miles per hour down a hill -- which is the speed limit for cars, but supposedly above the unposted limit for bicycles. “[P]arks department regulations dating from 1991 limit bike …
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Jess Zimmerman is the editor of Grist List.