So far, since ticketing of cyclists for traffic violations began on April 11, 52 citations have been issued to bike riders. Of those, 26 were tickets and 26 were written warnings. We do not have a count on verbal warnings, but verbal warnings are also being given.
Today, the Somerville Police started in service training of all officers. Bicycle law enforcement is a component of this training. It covers all bike-related offenses both for bikes and for vehicles.
Somerville had 76 bike-related accidents in 2011, and 88 bike-related accidents in 2010.
In 2012, 23 bike-related accidents have been reported so far this year, including one today.