The New York Times reported a surge of conflict between bicycle riders and pedestrians has been coursing through New York City, but most objections to bad bike behaviors come from Manhattan. According to police, the number one complaint among locals in the Upper East Side has been cyclists who disobey traffic laws.
Jack Brown of the Coalition Against Rogue Riding said that "bikes are running amok." Carriage drivers, pedestrians, and other cyclists have complained about fast riders known as "scorchers." Delivery guys, who often "salmon" or move against the flow of traffic and run red lights, are adding to the erratic behavior of bikers. Curb cuts and ramps at many of the New York intersections have also made it easier for bikers to maneuver through the sidewalks and street.