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Five ways to get around safely while you’re traveling in NYC

New York City

There is no shortage of things to do and see in New York City. The trouble is, it’s a huge city, and seeing and doing it all can be difficult when you find yourself on one side of the city with tickets to a show or an event on the other side of the city. Renting a car isn’t the best way to get around a congested place like NYC. Not to mention, it can be a nightmare to try and navigate the city when you don’t really know where you’re going. There are better, safer ways for you to get around while you’re traveling in New York City. Rent a bike The bad news is that traffic injuries in the city have steadily climbed since 2014, with over a dozen cyclist fatalities in 2019. That may make you think that biking in the city is unsafe, but that’s not necessarily the case. NYC is working hard to reduce fatalities by implementing initiatives for decreasing traffic-related deaths. Not to mention, there are many things you can do to ensure you’re safe while you’re coasting around the city on a bike. They include: Stay visible by wearing bright colors, using lights, and reflective accessories. Communicate your actions using hand signals. Wear a well-fitting helmet. Use bike lanes, when available. Ride as if you were part of traffic, which means heeding stop lights and signs. Take the subway If riding makes you nervous, or you have quite a distance to traverse, you may want to consider taking… Read More