Since it was first implemented in 2013, the bike-sharing program Citi Bike has achieved a multitude of things. In addition to providing people with reliable means of transportation, it has also increased the health and overall well being of many riders while also reducing traffic. However, riding a bike in a city always comes with hazards.
As any motorist in New York will tell you, driving in this city can be overwhelming. There always seems to be congestion or road work, and with the number of pedestrians and bicyclists who are also on the street, New York roads can be a dangerous place to be. And road conditions only get worse in the winter months.
We have been following the developments in the tragic New York City elevator accident that claimed the life of a 41-year-old advertising executive. The woman was on her way to work on Dec. 14 when the elevator she stepped into shot upwards crushing her body between the elevator and the wall.