Cyclists who flout law face charges

Reference | EXPLAINER Feb 4, 2013

Cyclists who flout law face charges

by Mizuho Aoki

Traffic accidents have witnessed an overall decline in recent years, but the percentage of cases involving bicycles is on the rise. National Police Agency data show bicycles were involved in 20.8 percent of all traffic accidents in 2011, up 18.5 percent from 2001.

National Jan 23, 2013

Wayward cyclists face clampdown

The Tokyo District Public Prosecutor's Office will start pressing criminal charges against cyclists who repeatedly ignore red lights amid a growing number of traffic accidents involving bicycles. The decision, announced Monday, takes effect this month. Until now, Tokyo cyclists have rarely been charged for riding ...

Shinjuku shows the way

Lifestyle Sep 27, 2009

Shinjuku shows the way

by Edan Corkill

Property ads in Hatsudai and Hatagaya, immediately west of central Tokyo's Shinjuku Station, often trumpet the fact that it's possible to "commute by bike" to the neighboring hub. Last year that ride became a little bit easier, when the so-called Kyu-Tamagawa Suido Road, running ramrod ...