Transit Worst things about bicyclists in New York City By amNY Staff Updated July 8, 2016 11:45 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Unless you ride a bike to work every day, chances are you've been on the receiving end of some unfavorable behavior from a cyclist in New York City. Whether they're blowing traffic lights, speeding through the park or riding on the sidewalk, we've got some gripes about cyclists that need to be aired. Here are our least favorite things about bicyclists in New York City. Not obeying traffic laws Photo Credit: Bruce Gilbert To many bicyclists, red traffic lights are apparently optional. Those who don't wear helmets Photo Credit: Getty Images / Spencer Platt Come on, put a helmet on and save yourself from the possibility of disability and death. Bike races that cause traffic nightmares Photo Credit: AFP Getty Images / Brigitte Dusseau Oh, you wanted to get across town today? Sorry -- there are thousands of bicyclists riding down the street instead. Citi Bikes and tourists Photo Credit: Getty Images / Spencer Platt Who thought it was a good idea to give lost tourists a bike in New York City? Seriously? They go too fast in the park Photo Credit: iStock When a herd of bicyclists comes speeding at you in the park and you're convinced this is how you will die. They have no fear Photo Credit: Getty Images / Don Emmert Nothing will stop cyclists from going for a spin. They ride on the sidewalk Photo Credit: iStock Sidewalks are for pedestrians, not bicyclists. cyclists are unpredictable Photo Credit: iStock Are you going to act like a motorist or a pedestrian? Probably which ever best suits for the occasion; who cares if that's confusing to everyone else, right? Spandex Photo Credit: Getty Images / Bryn Lennon Spandex. So much Spandex. By amNY Staff Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.