Over 19 million people rode the big blue bikes between July 2018 and June 2019, an increase of 11 percent.
The idea that helmets make cyclists safer flies in the face of every piece of research done on the subject including by, uh, the mayor's own Department of Transportation.
While the public advocate said drivers are the most privileged class on the road, he also said community boards, those bastions of car culture, need more consultation on bike lanes.
Michael Collopy, 60, was hit by a cyclist on July 31 as he stood in the protected bike lane at Sixth Avenue and 23rd Street. The cyclist kept on pedaling. Collopy died on Wednesday of his injuries.
"Here we are today unable to understand what I can only describe as the equivalent of grave robbery," a relative said.