The Assemblyman, Michael G. DenDekker, Democrat of Queens, said he had been flooded with complaints from people who lived outside the city that they were being taxed and regulated to address concerns about unsafe cycling that existed largely in New York City. The measure had also drawn fire from cycling advocates in the city and elsewhere.
Mr. DenDekker said he planned instead to look into measures “to have stricter enforcement of existing bicycling rules and regulations.” Adding his voice to the growing chorus of complaints about the proliferation of bike lanes in the city, he said that when the government creates a bike lane, “it should be beholden on that municipality to enforce measures of bike safety and to monitor those lanes that they’ve created.”
A City Councilman, Erich Ulrich, has also said he would try to get a city law passed to require identification tags for cyclists, but no measure has been introduced yet. Mr. Ulrich did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Mr. DenDekker’s decision.
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